Kennesaw, GA – Heidelberg USA reports that Chris Raney has joined Heidelberg USA as Vice President, Packaging. Chris will report to James Martin, Senior Vice President, and will be responsible for Postpress Packaging, while Dan Maurer, Vice President, Postpress Product Management, will be totally responsible for all Commercial Postpress.
"We are excited to have Chris join our U.S. management team," said James Martin, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Heidelberg USA. "His deep industry experience, product knowledge and expertise will be of great assistance to us in product management and in support of our postpress packaging sales efforts."
Raney has more than 20 years of professional business management experience in the folding carton segment of the graphic arts industry, all of which were spent at Bobst Group SA in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and North America. Most recently he served as Vice President of Sales, Folding Carton Business from 2002-2010, leading a sales and service team, and working to develop strong relationships with suppliers and customers at all levels to generate new business.
"It is a privilege to join Heidelberg's Postpress Management team," Raney said. "Heidelberg's technology leadership is recognized the world over, and its reputation for excellence is unquestioned. I look forward to building on Heidelberg's success in the folding carton market and to driving the business forward to capture new market opportunities. I am particularly excited to have the opportunity to work with Heidelberg's first-rate product managers, and sales and service personnel to achieve even greater results."
Raney holds an MBA from Cranfield University, UK and a Bachelor of Science from Bristol University, UK.