ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois—SCREEN Americas announces the promotion of Paul Chandonnet to vice president of sales for the company’s High-Speed Inkjet Solutions division.
The new leadership role for Chandonnet acknowledges his product and market expertise within the product segment and helps fulfill the balanced solutions-oriented team structure SCREEN recently established featuring dedicated sales leaders and teams for both its label and packaging and high-speed production inkjet market units.
Chandonnet, an industry veteran and employee of SCREEN Americas since 2015, previously held the position of vice president of sales for the company’s eastern region that included the entire portfolio of SCREEN’s products. “By focusing solely on the high-speed digital inkjet division, we will be able to offer the best solutions possible for those customers in the commercial, direct mail, transactional and publishing markets,” said Chandonnet.
Last month, the company elevated Dean Kenan, formerly vice president of the company’s west coast region, to vice president of sales for SCREEN’s Label and Packaging Solutions division in a similar move to optimize Kenan’s and his team’s expertise in that segment.
The sales- and market-focused realignment comes on the heels of exponential demand for high-speed roll-fed digital inkjet technology especially among direct mail marketers who are discovering the benefits of a white-paper-in operation. Sophisticated personalization, high quality color and the ability to print on a variety of stocks are rapidly becoming sought-after features for marketing professionals. Additionally, there has been a fundamental shift from conventional offset printing to digital printing due to a lack of skilled labor at printers’ disposal.
“Some of our customers are offloading their toner devices and even their sheetfed presses entirely to replace them with roll-fed digital inkjet technology,” said Ken Ingram, president of SCREEN Americas. “And it isn’t uncommon for a printer to return to us and purchase a second press within a year of buying the first,” continued Ingram. “As our customer base continues to grow both geographically and in quantity, dedicating an experienced leader such as Paul to the high-speed inkjet portfolio will serve our customers well.”
Chandonnet, who will oversee the Truepress Jet520 series including SCREEN’s flagship Truepress Jet520HD, is looking forward to expanding his role geographically as he concentrates on a single portfolio. “Solutions needed for those in California are not necessarily different than those needed by someone in New York,” said Chandonnet. “Focusing on the high-speed division will bring me greater continuity throughout my day and leave me in a better position to serve the sales team and SCREEN’s customers.”
Chandonnet’s roots in the printing industry date back to his college years where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. His primary studies included printing technology and management.