Eede, the Netherlands – Xeikon announced today that Dr. Vlad Sljapic has joined the management team as Vice President Global Sales, effective October 1st. In his role, Vlad will lead Xeikon’s worldwide sales organization and expand the company’s global strategic sales efforts in the digital printing market.
“We are pleased to welcome Vlad to our company. As we work to build a broader team to continuously grow our market share and expand our worldwide sales organization, the profound knowledge and competence that Vlad brings will help us in even better executing our strategy,” stated Benoit Chatelard, President & CEO Digital Solutions, Flint Group.
“Xeikon is one of the leading brands of digital print world and holds an impressive portfolio of dedicated workflow, digital printing and converting solutions which are constantly growing - a recent entry of Xeikon into UV inkjet is a testament to that trend. Joining the company at these exciting times is a great honour - to be invited to lead the sales organisation and join them in striving for even greater success,” Sljapic commented.
Sljapic holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management, he read for a Ph.D. in nanotechnology applied to inkjet printable electronics. He subsequently held a variety of Research Fellowship posts in the UK, working on a string of projects in molecule-sized sensor development and biomedical lab-on-a-chip research. He completed an MBA focused on digital printing in 2013.
As off 2004, Sljapic held a number of management roles in the digital printing arena, including in R&D, Global Product Management, Marketing, Sales and General Management. Most recently he was running the EMEA business for the Domino Digital Printing division prior to joining Xeikon.