Mark Andy Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
ST. LOUIS—January 14, 2014—Mark Andy is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Wilken as president and CEO of Mark Andy. The leadership change follows an established succession plan to achieve sustainable, long-term growth and enhance shareholder value and strengthen stakeholder relationships.
Wilken joined Mark Andy in 2008 and had various roles in engineering and operations. For the last two years he was COO. During this period, he was responsible for launching market-leading products, evolving the company through continuous improvement, and leading Mark Andy’s digital initiative. Prior to Mark Andy, he worked for Brady Corp. in engineering, program management, and other leadership roles.
“I am excited about the opportunity to take over the leadership role of Mark Andy,” said Wilken. “The company has exceptional employees around the globe and a solid growth strategy. We have worked diligently to develop market-leading products and services with five technical innovation awards in the last four years, build an un-matched service infrastructure and offering, a new consumables and supplies business, and a great pipeline of new products such as the Versa Max, ProLED, and Mark Andy Digital Series. The company is well-positioned to continue its growth trajectory into the future.”
Wilken will continue the strategic direction and road map, supporting the mission to be ‘the supplier of choice with high quality innovative solutions that drive customer profitability.’
“It is time to position the company for long term, steady and sustainable growth,” noted CEO PJ Desai, who will take an active new role as executive chairman of the board for Mark Andy. “Kevin’s demonstrated success with technical development and innovation, along with his operational expertise, provides Mark Andy with a solid foundation now and well into the future. His dedication to high-quality, market-leading products has and will guide the company to a heightened position in the industry.”
About Mark Andy
Mark Andy is the world’s number one manufacturer of narrow and mid-web printing and finishing equipment. The company has a rich history of delivering solutions to increase productivity and profitability for label and packaging markets, supplying leading global brands including Mark Andy printing presses and Rotoflex finishing solutions, as well as a complete line of consumables and press room supplies under the Mark Andy Print Products name. All products are supported by the largest customer support team in the industry, dedicated to supporting converters throughout the lifecycle of their equipment and offering a variety of services including spare parts, technical service, retrofits and rebuilds, PM programs, and superior training through Mark Andy University. Mark Andy is headquartered in St. Louis, with sales and distribution offices worldwide.
Source: Mark Andy.