Four Pees expands team, strengthens sales focus in Europe
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Press release from the issuing company
Ghent, Belgium -- Four Pees, an international sales and marketing organization focused on the print and publishing markets, has appointed Ivan Duprez as Sales Director, Europe. Four Pees also confirms the successful switch from an outsourced sales and marketing company to an international business partner providing marketing, sales and distribution and professional services for production automation and color optimization solutions.
To increase its sales effort and establish partnerships with key customers and channel partners in Europe, Four Pees welcomes Ivan Duprez as Sales Director, Europe. Mr. Duprez holds in-depth knowledge and experience in graphic arts, having held various positions in sales and business development for more than 20 years, including those with Scitex, NUR and EFI-Vutek.
"This is a time where the key players in the market are changing. Both on the vendor side as in the channel, companies are merging, and some are disappearing," says Duprez. "It is great to see that new companies arise with a fresh view on the market. I consider it a challenge to put my experience to practice in a new environment and help Four Pees exceed its ambition in becoming a notable competitor in the publish and print markets."
Simultaneously Tom Asselman has been promoted to Professional Services Director, to head Four Pees' efforts to provide full pre- and post-sales support and implementation services. Before joining Four Pees in March 2009, Asselman served as an IT consultant at Deloitte Consulting and Ricoh.
"We started Four Pees on the basis that there is some great technology out there that does not find its way to the market. While our initial focus has been on marketing and evangelization, we have realized that these efforts should go hand-in-hand with a strong sales push and the ability to help resellers and end-users implement and integrate the solutions we are marketing," says Tom Peire, CEO of Four Pees. "Today Four Pees has grown to be an international partner that leverages the value of the product all the way to the end-user, involving sales, support and marketing."