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Ferrostaal Names Lionel Byron President, Retains U.S. and Canada Dealer Network

February 21, 2013
HOUSTON—February 21, 2013—Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions North America, the master distributor of RYOBI printing presses and Shanghai Electric’s Shen Wei Da postpress equipment in the United States and Canada, today said it has named Lionel Byron the new company president.

Byron said Ferrostaal drives the sale and service of Ryobi and Shen Wei Da equipment through its current network of 20 dealers across the United States and Canada. Ferrostaal said it reduced its Houston headquarters and sales staff last week to an appropriate size because of the ongoing recession in the North American printing industry.

Ferrostaal maintains full equipment sales support along with full support of Ryobi press parts for all customers in the United States and Canada. Ferrostaal also provides equipment financing for Ryobi presses.

Byron replaces former president John Torrey. Previously, Byron served as CFO of Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions North America, a post he has held since Ferrostaal began U.S. operations in October 2011.

Byron has been in the printing equipment industry for 18 years and before his U.S. appointment served as CFO for Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions business in South Africa. He has a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa and is a South African Chartered Accountant.

For information on Ryobi and Shen Wei Da sales and technical questions, contact Mark Booth at (281) 741-6719. For information on Ryobi spare parts, contact Jessica Hyden at (281) 741-6723, or Carrie Roberts at (281) 741-6718.

About Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions North America

Ferrostaal helps commercial, in-plant and package printers in the United States and Canada make their businesses stronger, more innovative and more sustainable. The company provides printing equipment, custom financing, quick-dispatch technical support and overnight parts availability through a large network of local and regional graphics equipment dealers.

Ferrostaal markets and distributes the RYOBI 1050, 920, 750/780, 760, 520, 3304 and 3302 series presses, Ryobi’s market-leading LED-UV curing technology, and Ryobi’s inline casting-foiling system for package, security and special effects printing. Ferrostaal also markets the full line of highly automated cutters of all sizes from Shanghai Electric’s Shen Wei Da, delivering printers new pressroom efficiencies. For more information, contact Ferrostaal’s Houston headquarters at (281) 741-6700, e-mail usasales@ferrostaal.com or visit www.ferrostaal.us. Ferrostaal urges printers to “Equip For The Future.”

About Ryobi

Ryobi Ltd., Tokyo, is a diversified manufacturer of die-castings, printing equipment, power tools and builders hardware, with operations on three continents and sales in more than 170 countries. It is one of the largest manufacturers of advanced sheetfed offset printing presses, hardware, software and related peripherals. Its high-speed, fully-automated, two- to eight-up multicolor presses are respected for their superior print quality, low total cost of ownership, operating ease and efficiency, environmental responsibility and high reliability. The company trades on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (T: 5851).

About Ferrostaal GmbH

Ferrostaal is a global provider of industrial services in plant construction and engineering. As a technology-independent system integrator, the company offers development and management of projects, financial planning and construction services for turnkey installations in the segments of Petrochemicals, Power, Renewables, Oil & Gas and Special Projects. As a supplier-independent full service provider, Ferrostaal assembles complex modules for automotive manufacturers and suppliers, and trades as an independent sales and service partner with machines and installations in printing, plastics, packaging and recycling. Essen, Germany-based Ferrostaal employs around 4,300 people in more than 40 countries. In 2011, its annual turnover amounted to 1 billion Euros. Ferrostaal is a company of MPC Industries GmbH of Hamburg, Germany.

Source: Ferrostaal.

 

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