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Presstek strengthens European presence

Press release from the issuing company

HUDSON, NH -- Presstek, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing solutions, has strengthened its position in Europe by appointing Axel Thien as Business Manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Thien will be responsible for expanding Presstek's presence within the region by increasing installations and enhancing customer support. He will also be responsible for furthering the development of the regional dealer channel.

Thien joins Presstek with eleven years of industry experience working in a variety of roles at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, including the last four years as Product Manager CTP and six years as Product Manager Consumables for Heidelberg USA. Earlier in his career, Thien spent five years with Agfa in a variety of management roles.

"Presstek has a deserved reputation in the industry for being a reliable partner in the CTP and digital offset printing sector," says Thien. "The company also has excellent environmental credentials, which is crucial in today's environmentally aware climate. Printers today aren't just looking for efficient and affordable systems; they want solutions that are environmentally friendly and help them differentiate themselves from their competitors. Chemistry-free CTP plates and DI(R) digital offset printing presses help businesses ensure that these modern market demands are met."

"I am thrilled that Axel is joining the Presstek team," says Guy Sasson, Presstek President Europe, Africa and Middle East Region. "He has a strong industry record of increasing market share and developing strong customer relations by executing sales strategies. He is the ideal leader to increase Presstek's presence in the region. I look forward to working with him."