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Daniel Dreyer joins Linoprint management team

Monday, October 11, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Heidelberg - Linoprint has expanded its management team. Daniel Dreyer (37) took over as Head of Linoprint on September 1, 2010. Karl-Heinz Walther (56) is in charge of sales activities, while Hans-Jürgen Ratjen (53) is responsible for research and development. Linoprint is a business area of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and offers solutions for digital inkjet printing to manufacturers in the packaging market.

Daniel Dreyer, Head of Linoprint
Daniel Dreyer joined Heidelberg in 1998 and has held a number of positions both inside and outside Germany. Starting out as an in-house consultant at corporate headquarters, he moved to Durham in the U.S. state of New Hampshire in 2001, where he assumed responsibility for project planning and management activities for rotary press development. In 2004, Dreyer switched to the Postpress division, where he was in charge of service operations. From 2007, he worked as an assistant to the Management Board Member for Markets and then to the CEO. Dreyer joined Linoprint on September 1, 2010. Having studied in both London and Reutlingen, he holds a B.A. (Hons.) in European Business Administration and a degree in business studies.

Karl-Heinz Walther, Senior Vice President Sales at Linoprint
Karl-Heinz Walther joined Heidelberg in 2005 and founded Linoprint in 2007 as an innovation project involving the company's sites in Kiel and Heidelberg. He is also responsible for security printing at Heidelberg. Karl-Heinz Walther has more than 30 years' professional experience in the packaging industry, in particular at Metronic AG. Here, he was initially in charge of both the research and development department and sales. Subsequently he became a member of the Management Board with responsibility for sales and marketing.

Hans-Jürgen Ratjen, Vice President Research and Development
Hans-Jürgen Ratjen has been in charge of the Heidelberg research and development section for imaging systems and the company's Kiel site since 2006. This section's remit includes computer-to-plate applications and inkjet systems. Prior to this, Ratjen spent nine years managing a number of computer-to-plate projects. In 1991, he assumed a management role in the research and development department for scanner systems at Linotype-Hell AG, which was taken over by Heidelberg in 1996. Ratjen graduated in electrical engineering at Hanover University.




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