Ferrostaal Begins Operations as U.S.-Based Master Distributor of Ryobi PressesAugust 24, 2011
Before assuming the xpedx Printing Technologies post in 2007, Torrey served as general manager of the xpedx Northern California division for four years. Under his tenure, the division became one of the company’s top producers by financial performance. He also helped integrate two large acquisitions by xpedx in the highly competitive California market and won many top annual sales and management awards.
Before joining xpedx, Torrey worked as sales professional calling on printing companies for national and regional paper manufacturers and distributors. A Maryland native, Torrey earned a B.A. in economics from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania in 1982.
Lionel Byron is a 16-year Ferrostaal executive. Before joining the company’s U.S. operations in Houston, Byron worked as CFO for Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions (South Africa), the company’s graphics equipment business in that country. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa and is a South African Chartered Accountant.
For more information about Ferrostaal, Inc.’s U.S. and Canada operations, contact John Torrey at 281-741-6700. Ferrostaal’s headquarters are at 363 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Suite 1710, Houston, TX 77060.
Ryobi Ltd., Tokyo, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of sheetfed offset printing presses. It manufacturers and markets multi-functional offset presses, hardware, software and related peripherals. With installations worldwide, Ryobi presses are respected for their superior print quality, cost-effectiveness, ease of operation, and high reliability.
About Ferrostaal AG
Ferrostaal is a global provider of industrial services in plant construction and engineering and is an independent sales and service partner with machines and installations in printing, plastics, packaging and recycling. Ferrostaal employs around 5,300 people in more than 40 countries. Annual revenue in 2010 exceeded US $2.57 billion (1.8 billion Euros). Seventy percent of the shares in Ferrostaal AG are held by Abu Dhabi-based International Petroleum Investment Co. (IPIC), while 30% are owned by MAN SE (Munich, Germany).