Chris Batchelder Joins the Koenig & Bauer Flexible Packaging Division as Technical Sales Manager
DALLAS - September 27, 2018 - With nearly 20 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, Chris Batchelder has joined the flexible packaging division of Koenig & Bauer (US) as its technical sales manager. He will join the flexo team and work on the sales efforts in North America, increasing awareness of the division’s outstanding flexo press models, and serving and supporting the division’s current existing customers. Batchelder will report to Jeffrey R. Dietz, vice president of the web and specialty press division at Koenig & Bauer (US), which oversees flexible packaging in North America.
Batchelder brings a wealth of experience and market knowledge to his new role at Koenig & Bauer. At his most recent position, Batchelder served as the vice president of sales and general manager of the U.S. operations for an Italian-based inspection and quality control system provider to the printing industry. His customer base included flexible packaging printers, offset printers, and gravure clientele. In his previous roles, he developed and executed new markets for film and packaging sales into the flexible packaging printer, converter, and end user base, creating opportunities for strategic partnerships, and explored special customer needs while supporting installations of new systems. Batchelder earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
“We welcome Chris to the Koenig & Bauer flexo team,” says Dietz. “This new role signifies the strength and expansion of our flexible packaging division. His demonstrated experience in working with new and prospective customers combined with his keen knowledge of the flexographic market makes him uniquely qualified to capture new opportunities for our division and a vital resource. We are pleased that Chris is joining our team, demonstrating his expertise as a seasoned professional in which he can play a key role in empowering our growth and our customers’ growth into new markets.”
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