Ridgefield Park, NJ – June 26, 2007 – Agfa Graphics today announced a change to its U.S. sales & marketing organization designed to provide even greater focus on servicing Agfa's customers. Peter Wilkens, director of Agfa's newspaper segment for North America, will now head the U.S. sales & marketing team as vice president, leading a new organization that now includes all prepress solutions across Agfa's commercial, corporate and newspaper segments.
Wilkens joined Agfa in 2005 after holding several senior management positions in sales, marketing and customer service within the prepress industry. An industry veteran, he brings a high level of expertise in graphic communication sales, marketing, customer support and technical solutions to his position as the new vice president of sales & marketing for Agfa's U.S. business.
"A unified group for sales and marketing is the best way for us to increase our focus on providing the best solutions to all of our customers," said Tom Saggiomo, president and chief executive officer, Agfa Graphics, North America. "Peter's experience in the field is perfectly suited for this new role, and the team he has in his corner to help him reach our goals is one of the most talented in the graphic communications industry."
"Meeting our customers' needs is our primary focus. Our sales & marketing team will continue to greatly enhance the customer experience by proactively supporting our customers' need for prepress solutions and services," Wilkens said. "We're excited about the continued growth of our business and responding quickly to customers' needs across the market segments that we serve."