Julian Robledo to Lead Strong Agfa Inkjet Team in North America
Press release from the issuing company
Ridgefield Park, NJ – March 21, 2007 – Agfa Graphics announced today that it has created a dedicated sales and service organization for its inkjet solutions in North America. Julian Robledo, currently general manager of Agfa Graphics Mexico, is appointed general manager Inkjet Solutions, North America. Robledo joined Agfa in 2003 from Heidelberg Mexico. He has achieved excellent business results during his tenure and is widely respected in the graphic arts industry.
In his new assignment, Robledo will be in charge of the sales channel for all Agfa inkjet solutions, including the :Anapurna family of wide-format printers, the :M-Press hybrid flatbed screen printing press, which is marketed in close co-operation with Thieme’s North American operations, as well as the :Dotrix range of single-pass high-speed digital presses for promotional, label and package printing.
The inkjet service organization will be headed by Inkjet Services Director, North America, Kristof Dekeukelaere, who moved to his North American role in March from his global position as Inkjet Services Director and member of Agfa Graphics’ HQ inkjet management team since 2005.
“Realizing our ambitious targets to become a leader in the rapidly growing industrial inkjet market requires more than technology, software and inks,” said Agfa Graphics VP of Global Inkjet Solutions, Jan Vangeel. “It requires excellence and professionalism in the way we service our clients, and enthusiasm and dedication from a tight and strong sales channel. Julian Robledo and Kristof Dekeukelaere are Agfa’s champions in their field of expertise. The appointment of the new team shows our total commitment to the North American market, which is of strategic importance to our growth.”
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