Standard Finishing Systems Names Johan Laurent Hunkeler Business Manager
Press release from the issuing company
September 7, 2004 (Andover, MA) – Johan Laurent has joined Standard Finishing Systems as Hunkeler Business Manager, responsible for marketing and selling Hunkeler pre- and post-processing equipment as well as managing relationships with its printer vendor partners like HP, IBM, Océ and Xerox.
Johan Laurent comes to Standard with significant experience in high-speed digital printing, most recently as industry consultant for Interquest. Prior to that, he was Director of Marketing for Xeikon America and Product Manager at Xeikon’s headquarters in Belgium. He has Master’s degrees in economics and commercial engineering from the University of Antwerp in Belgium and has completed a management program at Harvard University.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Johan, whose enthusiasm and knowledge of the digital printing market and applications will be a valuable addition to our team,” says David Reny, Vice President and Managing Director of Standard Finishing Systems. “This new position is part of the continued strengthening of our organization, to help us take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the recent changes in the pre- and post-processing marketplace.”
“I am very excited to represent Standard Finishing Systems and the Hunkeler product line,” says Johan Laurent. “Digital print providers understand they can realize significant benefits in efficiency and turnaround times with state-of-the-art finishing equipment. With Standard’s integration know how and the quality of the Hunkeler and Horizon products, we are leading the way in helping printers to reap those benefits.”
Standard Finishing Systems, a division of Standard Duplicating Machines Corporation, is based in Andover, Massachusetts. Standard, a leading supplier of print finishing systems and reprographic equipment, markets its products through an independent dealer network and a direct sales team in the United States and Canada. For more information, call 1-877-404-4460. Or, visit the Standard website at www.standardfinishing.com.
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