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Tharstern appoints industry pioneers to head new US operations

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Atlanta, Georgia – Tharstern USA, the worldwide specialist in management information systems for print, packaging and labelling industries, has announced two new industry specialist in its expansion of the North American Market.

Industry entrepreneurs David Smith and Robert Pevey, software Consultants will be joining the company January 4th. 2016.

David Smith, has over 28 years’ experience in state-of-the-art communications developing infrastructure and streamlining business processes in many different industries. David is formerly the principal of Dynamic Print Solutions; providing services for the transformation of print service providers, providing in-depth experience in offset, digital print, workflow automation and web enabled processes.

An early data-driven print pioneer, David has led development of loyalty and branding programs for a Fortune 100 Foodservice company, and held senior operations and business development roles at several successful PI400 printers. David was instrumental in the development of award winning data-driven sales promotions while leading digital print and e-commerce operations for a Fortune 200 insurance company.

He has served 4 years on the Board of Directors and 3 years as the Technical Chair for the Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop). Through investigative research, education, strategic product and process development – David is committed to the industry and to helping print service providers grow and prosper.

Robert Pevey, has spent his career in the Graphics Industry, starting out as a press operator and working his way up to owning a shop in Upland California. He is experienced in both sheet fed as well as Flexographic operations. Robert has spent the last 8 years as an independent consultant to the Printing Industry as owner of Robert Pevey Consulting. He specialized in assisting clients to develop standard operating procedures and process improvement within their management system and workflow.

Prior to that, he was a member of the Kodak EMS project as lead consultant in 3 beta sites, working with the development of the estimating package and reporting.

Robert also spent 8 years as a Senior Application Consultant and Professional services manager for Programmed Solutions PSI system. Although not an accountant, he is certified by Exact Macola as a CMT in AR, AP and General Ledger.

His specialties are in SQL data extraction and analysis, Crystal Reports design, as well as system implementation and user training.

Bob Moore, COO for Tharstern, said: “Our team with over 150 years of industry experience can make a significant contribution to our clients.” Combined with the Tharstern MIS product, we will drive profits by helping companies become more efficient and automated. Most importantly, empower the management team with data that will help the day to day decision making process of running a company.”

“These two new appointments are a crucial part of our expansion strategy into the US market.” Tharstern has been a pioneer in the strategy of workflow integration with its MIS. We’ve established tight integration with other market-leaders, for example that include Heidelberg and HP – both using us as a preferred partner for MIS – Manroland, Komori, Xerox, Esko, Enfocus Switch, Kodak, Agfa and Fuji. Now we’re looking forward to improving profitability for US businesses.”

Tharstern, which underwent a management buyout in July 2014, is celebrating its most successful year ever. The software specialist was started 30 years ago and its client base has now extended to 700 in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Asia. It has 7,000 users of its MIS and workflow solutions, with a 96% customer retention rate. 


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