January 22, 2007 – Degrava Systems, LLC, the leader in affordable short run digital solutions for the label and tag market as well other narrow web applications, announces the expansion of its sales and support organizations to support its growth worldwide and appoints Michael Bertolani as CEO.
Mr. Bertolani joined Degrava Systems, LLC as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing in February, 2006 and has since assumed the position of CEO in addition to his sales and marketing responsibilities. Mr. Bertolani has over thirty-five years of industry sales and marketing experience. Prior to joining Degrava Systems, LLC, he held various sales and management positions with Xeikon, IBM, Nipson, and AGFA.
Degrava Systems is delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Anderson as Western Region Sales Manager. Mr. Anderson joins Degrava Systems, LLC with sales and sales management experience in many phases of the industry as both a user and systems provider. Most recently with Oce` Digital Printing Systems, Robert has held positions with HP/Indigo, Kodak, Scitex, and Linotype-Hell. CEO Mike Bertolani said, “Bob brings a great deal of experience and many valuable relationships that will be instrumental to our growth over the next several years.”
Degrava Systems is delighted to announce the appointment of Farhad Farivar to the position of Engineering Manager, and Steven Justice to the position of Assembly Supervisor. Dennis R. Kallaher, Degrava Systems’ President said, “We are extremely pleased and fortunate to attract the caliber of Farhad and Steven to our engineering and manufacturing teams as we build toward a World Class organization. Steven and Farhad are talented individuals that will serve Degrava Systems well as we grow our business, and provide for the needs of our customers world wide.”
Mr. Farivar joins Degrava Systems, LLC with over 20 years of extensive experience in design, manufacturing and project management with expertise in full cycle development from conception to production. Farhad has worked with a variety of leading companies such as Volvo, Dynapac, Boeing, JCB, Siemens, SKF, and Photonic Sensors.
Mr. Justice has 30 years of technical customer support experience and most recently held various positions with Hewlett Packard in support of their HP Indigo Digital Color Press. Steve retired after serving our country in the United States Navy as Chief Aviation Electrician.
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