Nurtingen Germany January 29, 2008 - IST Metz, a leading global manufacturer of UV curing systems for graphic arts and industrial applications, announced the appointment of Bill Bonallo as Director of Sheetfed Sales and Business Development for its daughter company IST America, located in Bolingbrook Illinois. Bonallo brings to IST over thirty four years of successful experience in the print and print related industry.
During his previous six year affiliation with what was then the technotrans America / IST sheetfed organization, as President / CEO Bill was responsible for all facets of the technotrans and IST sheetfed product group in the United States and Canada. Many of you know Bonallo's involvement with UV technology and innovative application techniques began some time ago. Ultimately this led to his significant contributions relating to the concept, creation and introduction of the Hybrid UV process (originally marketed as CoCure).
Subsequent experience includes over eight years as Vice President / National Technical Director with the former Grafix North America as well as the position of Sheetfed Superintendent of Graphic Arts Center of Portland OR, a leading high end sheetfed and web printing firm.
"Bill Bonallo has earned a well respected position and reputation within the sheetfed UV arena, his commitment to educating the printing industry on UV and Hybrid UV technology has greatly contributed to the growth and success of UV for all of us in this industry" says Dirk Jaegers, Managing Director of IST Metz. "Bill's strong focus on customer service, UV process knowledge and experience along with his previous experience with IST will play an integral role in the further expansion of the IST sheetfed product line in this important market place. We are very pleased to have him join our team".
Bonallo states "My passion for UV technology is greater now than ever, not only based on the tremendous market opportunities and production efficiencies it affords, but the often overlooked advantages the UV process brings to our planets fragile environment. I have learned from personal experience that IST Metz UV systems consistently provide unsurpassed levels of function, performance and reliability, thus enhancing the printing machines they are installed on. There must be a reason that so many of the top award winning global UV printers choose to be repeat customers of IST. I am proud of my new position with IST and believe it to be a natural and logical step."
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