Elmwood Park, NJ – Agfa Graphics, long known as a leader in both commercial and wide-format inkjet industry segments of the grapic communications industry, has added several new account managers to its sales team.
- Mike Agahee joins as the Western Offset Account Manager responsible for the prepress and pressroom product portfolio in Southern California and Arizona. Most recently, Agahee was Regional Sales Manager with Fujifilm Graphic Systems Division. At Fujifilm, he successfully managed a team of 11 sales representatives promoting Fujifilm’s entire product portfolio. Agahee brings more than 25 years’ of graphic communications experience with a strong reputation for revenue growth and sales excellence. Prior to Fujifilm, Agahee was the Western Regional Sales Manager for Imaging and Media at X-Rite. He will report to Sean Haffner, Western Regional Manager.
- Leif Kristensen joins as Wide-Format Account Manager for California and Arizona also reporting to Sean Haffner. Kristensen served as the Western Sales Manager for Ultraflex Systems, a leading supplier of printable sign substrates. At Ultraflex, Kristensen developed and launched the company’s most successful products in North America growing the business more than 50% in nine years.
- Joe Hernandez joins Agfa as the Central Region Offset Account Manager for Prepress and Press Room product sales in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North and South Dakota. Previously, Hernandez was with Fujifilm Graphic Systems Division for 24 years where he held positions in Product Development, Training and for the last ten years, as a Sales Manager. Hernandez’s depth of product experience spans wide format, pre-press workflow, printing plates and color proofing equipment. He reports to Tim Cornelius, Central Regional Manager.
“We recognize the greater sales potential in the central and western regions, and we’re pleased to welcome such talent to our team,” said Michael Ciaramella, Vice-President of Sales, Agfa Graphics North America. “Agfa Graphics is committed to leveraging our 150 years of imaging experience and unique Software Applications to help our clients drive costs out of print production. Mike, Leif and Joe are well-suited to help us realize our goals.”