Web handling and drying specialist Contiweb is looking for new opportunities in inkjet printing with the appointment of Gene French as USA sales manager.
French brings almost 40 years’ experience in the graphic arts industry, having managed multiple national and international corporate accounts. He has worked in sales roles with Kodak, Fujifilm, Heidelberg and Komori as well as running his own commercial carpentry business.
Reporting to newly-promoted sales director Rob Bosman, he will help Contiweb better reach existing customers, as well as assisting potential customers in the digital inkjet segment.
Bosman says US sales manager Ralph Casale will now focus on existing heatset web-offset customers, while French will focus on new equipment for the growing inkjet market. “With not only his extensive expertise in the print industry, but also his valuable connections, he will help strengthen our relationships with our existing customers and help create long-lasting relationships with new ones.
“This is a positive move for the region and the company as a whole.”