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Raithel Promoted to Senior VP of Sales for KBA

Monday, May 05, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

May 04, 2008 -- KBA North America, a global press manufacturer based in Williston, Vermont, is announcing that John Raithel, regional vice president of sales, has been promoted to the newly-created position of senior vice president-sales for the sheetfed division. Raithel, a printing industry veteran, will be overseeing the entire sheetfed sales force in North America. He will report directly to KBA President and CEO Holger Garbrecht as part of the Executive Management Team.
"This is an exciting time for KBA in North America," says Raithel. "Our introduction of new press models and ground breaking technologies will help our customers differentiate themselves. Providing technology which helps our clients to enter new markets and become more profitable is what KBA is all about. I'll be working closely with our sales and product management teams to help them partner with our customers to show the wide range of products we have to offer."
Raithel has served KBA in a number of management positions for the past four years including, sales manager for KBA Canada and vice president of used equipment. Raithel came to KBA from another printing press manufacturer where he spent 18 years in sales and management and was recognized regionally and nationally for top sales performance. Raithel grew up in Michigan where he received his Bachelor's Degree from Ferris State University. His early career focused on print production and plant management giving him a unique insight and well-rounded understanding of print operations to the sales process.
"John's demonstrated continual leadership abilities, proven sales performances, and knowledge of KBA products and services made him the perfect candidate for the job," says Holger Garbrecht, President and CEO of KBA North America. "His dedication and thorough industry knowledge of all market segments will bring an added benefit to our customers and the sales force that consults them."
KBA North America is a member of the KBA Group, a leading global supplier of sheetfed, webfed, and digital offset presses located in Williston, Vermont. KBA is dedicated to excellence in printing technology. The company's greatest satisfaction comes from helping its customers succeed by building presses that enable their businesses to prosper. From engineering through production, KBA's focus is on people, providing flexible technology, customized printing solutions, and personal service to help its partners differentiate themselves and be successful today and in the future.




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