Presstek Appoints Guy Sasson President of its Europe, Africa, and Middle East Region
Press release from the issuing company
Greenwich, CT – January 5, 2009 – Presstek Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing solutions, today announced it has appointed Guy Sasson President of its Europe, Africa, and Middle East (“EAME”) Region. Mr. Sasson’s background includes a decade of key international roles at Kodak’s Graphics Communications Group (“KGCG”) and Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG), a joint venture between the Eastman Kodak and Sun Chemical companies. In his most recent assignment Mr. Sasson served as Vice President of Service and Support of KGCG’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Prior assignments included Director of Operations of KGCG’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, as well as five years as General Manager of KPG/KGCG France. Prior to joining KPG, Mr. Sasson was employed in management capacities with Pechiney, The Boston Consulting Group and Royal Dutch Shell, plcc. Mr. Sasson completed his undergraduate work at Lycee Louis Le Grand, Paris, and received Master of Science degrees from the Ecole des Mines de Paris and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Sasson also earned an MBA from INSEAD University. Mr. Sasson resides in France, and will be responsible for all of Presstek’s operations in the EAME region, including the company’s European Administrative office which is based in London.
“Presstek’s EAME region is a key strategic focus, representing a major opportunity for future revenue and profit growth,” commented Jeff Jacobson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Presstek. “I am excited to have Guy join Presstek in this critical role. Guy’s track record of success combined with his extensive industry and international expertise make him the ideal leader to drive our business to the next level in this region of the world.”
“I am extremely excited to be leading the EAME region and joining the talented team at Presstek,” commented Guy Sasson, Presstek’s President of EAME region. “I believe there are excellent opportunities for Presstek to become a key player in our industry in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and I look forward to working with the team to maximize our results.”
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