Manugraph DGM Announces Name Change, Personnel Changes
ELIZABETHVILLE, PA—Nov. 21, 2012—Manugraph DGM, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manugraph India, announced the following personnel changes and unveiled a new marketing strategy for North and South America.
Brian LaBine, a member of the company’s board of directors since 2003 and past president (2003-2010), will again be assuming day-to-day responsibilities as president and CEO, effective immediately.
“It’s great to be back with Manugraph DGM and the wonderful people who work here and make it the great company it is,” said LaBine. “We truly have a unique set of capabilities which we bring to the market.”
Additionally, Ron Ehrhardt, current vice president of international sales covering South America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand, will now assume sales management responsibilities for North America as well.
As part of a new global marketing strategy, the company will now be known as Manugraph Americas. “This will allow us to promote new press sales, spare parts sales and press service support activities more cohesively within this hemisphere,” said Ehrhardt.
Since drupa 2012. Manugraph has sold six new presses in South America, including orders for the new M360 and Hiline Express presses promoted at the exhibition in Germany. “We feel quite strongly that these presses are the right fit for the Americas market,” noted Ehrhardt.
Manugraph Americas will continue to offer sales, spare parts and press support services from its facility in Elizabethville, PA. “We continue to maintain a large inventory of parts for all of our press lines, while fielding a group of 11 experienced service people,” LaBine reported. “In addition, we continue to innovate, as evidenced by our introduction in 2012 of a simple, user-friendly press drive to address the growing need for cost-effective legacy drive replacement.”
Located in Elizabethville, PA, Manugraph Americas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manugraph India and manufactures a complete line of single-width web offset presses.