Heidelberg Announces New Appointments to Management Team
KENNESAW, GA—August 23, 2011—Heidelberg USA has announced a series of structural and organizational changes intended to reinforce its position in the print media marketplace. These include a realignment of its regional office facilities and key regional personnel in certain parts of the country in order to raise the level of support for its customers.
“This realignment presents Heidelberg with a unique opportunity to achieve greater growth and extend even more effective, efficient service and support by matching the skills of our personnel with the evolving needs of our customers and our expanding product portfolio,” said Jim Dunn, president of Heidelberg USA.
New appointments include:
Andy Rae, formerly southern divisional director at Heidelberg UK, recently assumed the position of senior vice president-equipment, lead market Atlanta. In this position, Rae will have responsibility for the development and execution of programs covering digital print solutions, sheetfed, commercial postpress, and postpress packaging. He also will have responsibility for the North American Printing and Packaging Technology Center (NAPPTC) in Kennesaw.
John Rocker will take over responsibility of leading the field sales organization as senior vice president, sales. Rocker has been with Heidelberg for 29 years, rising through the ranks to become a regional vice president in 2009. In his new position, he will oversee Heidelberg’s four sales regions, with the regional vice presidents and the vice president, national accounts reporting to him.
Ed Young will move to the position of vice president, national accounts to focus on the special needs of Heidelberg’s largest customers..
Dan Maurer has taken on responsibility for Heidelberg’s digital portfolio as vice president, product management digital print and postpress. In addition to his ongoing leadership of the commercial postpress product management team, Maurer will serve as digital print solutions business driver. His responsibilities will include the Ricoh print solutions, VUTEk grand-format solutions, and additional products that are being developed to meet customer demand in this growing market space.