VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA -- April 17, 2003 -- Creo Inc. announces the appointment of Scott Prina as managing director of Creo Japan. With 15 years of experience in senior roles in the high-tech industry in Asia, Mr. Prina brings expertise in management, business development, sales and technology to Creo.
"We are very pleased that Scott has joined Creo to lead our team in Japan," said Amos Michelson, Creo CEO. "Creo is completely committed to the Japanese market and we eagerly anticipate expanding sales, service and our customer base under Scott's leadership. With products and services targeted to the needs of the Japanese market, we will enable Creo customers to become the most successful printers in the country."
"I look forward to expanding Creo's market share in Japan. Creo is a worldwide leader with innovative products and services that can provide outstanding value and efficiency to our Japanese customers," said Mr. Prina.
Prior to joining Creo, Mr. Prina was managing director, Asia/Pacific for Jetstream Communications. He also served as Intel Corporation's director of Telco Business Development for Asia, and managed the mainland China and Korean operations for Dialogic Corporation. Mr. Prina is fluent in Japanese, and holds an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of New Hampshire, USA.
Mr. Prina is based in the Tokyo office of Creo Japan, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Creo Inc. With more than 16,000 printers, Japan is a significant market opportunity for Creo. Creo recently launched a newspaper computer-to-plate (CTP) system specifically designed for the Japanese market. Creo has also developed the Lotem 850 CTP device for Japanese-sized papers, a Japanese interface, and localized products, such as the Prinergy and PS/M-J workflow management systems, the Synapse software family, and others.
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