Rolling Meadows, IL, – Komori America Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, today announced that Hal Stratton has been hired to fill the role of market development manager for Komori America. Reporting to Komori's director of marketing, Susan Baines, Stratton will be responsible for actively supporting the company's relationship-centric marketing initiatives designed to meet the changing needs of the marketplace and provide greater value to customers and their unique business issues. His focus will include providing leadership for Komori's Customer Advisory Council, collaborating with internal and external marketing partners to identify opportunities for integration of marketing efforts, developing market segments for the Komori product line, and liaising with vendor groups and industry associations.
A thirty-one year veteran of the printing industry, Stratton worked for Man Roland, Inc. in varying positions over the last decade, with his most recent role as director of applied technologies and strategic relations where he was responsible for product support to all sales management and representatives in North America. Stratton was also recently elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) and currently serves on the IDEAlliance Print Properties and Colormetrics Council and Printing Industries of America Supplier Advisory.
"We are very pleased that Hal has joined the Komori marketing team," said Baines. "Our company has aggressive goals when it comes to investing in projects that deliver greater support and value to our customer base. Hal's extensive experience in the industry will be invaluable in helping us achieving those goals and objectives."