June 20, 2007 -- KBA North America, a leading press manufacturer based in Williston, Vt., is announcing that Walter Chmura, KBA’s Midwest regional vice president, has been promoted to VP Product Management and special liaison between KBA’s factory in Germany and the US sales force and marketing teams. In Chmura’s new position, he will be responsible for: customer research, product development, technical assistance to the sales force, application analysis, and assisting with product demonstrations.
For the past two years, Chmura had been overseeing the entire Midwestern U.S. sales team for KBA. Chmura will continue to be headquartered in Chicago.
“I am honored to be promoted to this new position at KBA North America that will involve all areas of sales and product knowledge. I will be the special liaison interfacing between the factory in Germany, and our sales force, and customers,” says Chmura. “KBA North America is the unparalleled leader in sheetfed offset press manufacturing. The firm continues to introduce innovative press designs and a full range of products for any size printer. I’m proud to be bringing these new designs and applications to our customers and showing them how KBA can help them to differentiate themselves from their competitors while growing their business.”
Walter Chmura has more than 23 years of extensive experience in the printing Industry. He was born and raised in the Chicago land area. Since 1985, Chmura has been an integral part of the graphic arts industry.
Chmura began his career as a pressman, demonstrator, service manager, and plant manager at a large printing company. Chmura moved into printing press sales 14 years ago as Showroom Manager, Product Manager, and then National Accounts Manager. He was responsible for providing national sales support for another press manufacture, where management turned to him for help to close their most challenging deals.
“This will be a very important position for KBA, and we feel that Walter Chmura is the right person to handle all of these tasks,” says Ralf Sammeck, president and CEO of KBA North America. “Walter has a well-rounded background that includes sales, technical knowledge, and product application, which he will bring to his new position.”