Océ, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, announced that Patrick Chapuis has been appointed President and CEO of Océ North America effective January 1, 2012. Mr. Chapuis succeeds Joseph Skrzypczak, who has informed the Océ Board of his intent to retire in 2012. Mr. Chapuis will also retain his current responsibilities as President of the Wide Format Printing Systems division of Océ North America.
In his new role, Mr. Chapuis will have responsibility for the Océ North America sales, marketing, service, operations, finance and support functions. Océ North America is comprised of the Document Printing Systems division, which serves the office, education and government markets; the Production Printing Systems division, which serves the transaction and graphic arts markets; and the Wide Format Printing Systems division, which serves the architectural, engineering, construction and display graphics markets.
Mr. Chapuis has extensive experience in the printing industry. He has been responsible for successfully leading the Océ North America Wide Format Printing Systems division for the past eight years. Before coming to the United States, Mr. Chapuis managed the wide format business of Océ France. Prior to that, he managed the sales and operations for France, Belgium and Holland for Kodak Office Imaging and the French operating company for Danka Office Imaging. Earlier in his career, he held a number of sales positions for Gestetner and was part of the IBM France controlling group.
Mr. Rokus van Iperen, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Océ N.V., said, “Patrick Chapuis is well qualified to lead Océ North America, the largest operating company of the worldwide Océ Group. He has decades of experience in both wide and narrow format printing in North America and Europe, and has consistently delivered outstanding results. I am confident that under his leadership Océ North America will continue to prosper. On behalf of the Board and the entire company, we express our gratitude to Joe Skrzypczak for his outstanding performance during his tenure over the last seven years. We wish him great success in his future endeavors.”