Hal Stratton Joins Komori America’s Marketing Department
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—August 9, 2011—Komori America, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, announced that Hal Stratton has been hired to fill the role of market development manager. Reporting to Komori’s director of marketing, Susan Baines, Stratton will be responsible for actively supporting the company’s relationship-centric marketing initiatives designed to meet the changing needs of the marketplace and provide greater value to customers and their unique business issues. His focus will include providing leadership for Komori’s Customer Advisory Council, collaborating with internal and external marketing partners to identify opportunities for integration of marketing efforts, developing market segments for the Komori product line, and liaising with vendor groups and industry associations.
A 31 year veteran of the printing industry, Stratton worked for manroland in varying positions over the last decade, with his most recent role being director of applied technologies and strategic relations where he was responsible for product support to all sales management and representatives in North America.
Stratton was also recently elected secretary/treasurer of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) and currently serves on the IDEAlliance Print Properties and Colormetrics Council and Printing Industries of America Supplier Advisory.
“We are very pleased that Hal has joined the Komori marketing team,” said Baines. “Our company has aggressive goals when it comes to investing in projects that deliver greater support and value to our customer base. Hal’s extensive experience in the industry will be invaluable in helping us achieving those goals and objectives.”
About Komori America Corp.
Tokyo-based Komori Corp., a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, provides world class technology especially suited for today’s highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering the highest level in print quality coupled with impressively fast makeready and JDF connectivity through open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve higher productivity levels essential for increased margins and business growth. Komori America is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America.