Xeikon Promotes Digital Printing Expert Filip Weymans to Vice President of Marketing
EEDE, THE NETHERLANDS — September 9, 2016 — Xeikon has promoted Filip Weymans to VP of Marketing. Previously serving in the role of director segment marketing labels and packaging, Weymans has been with Xeikon for 18 years. During that time, he has driven growth, supported significant change in emerging market sectors and helped ambitious customer companies change their approach to embrace the opportunities presented by digital print.
"Xeikon was the first digital press manufacturer to bring full-color digital print to the market in the early nineties and Filip joined shortly after," Xeikon CEO Wim Maes states. "He has watched and played an instrumental role in the phenomenal growth of the digital print market. It has now reached mainstream status due to the migration of many applications from conventional technologies to digital, as well as the broad array of new applications it has enabled. Xeikon has helped businesses completely transform their production capabilities and sales approach to grow successfully in an evolving market. Now Filip will apply what he has learnt to the broader responsibilities he will have in this new role."
Over the past few years, Weymans has focused on the labels and packaging market, bringing Xeikon to an undisputed number two in the industry for digital solutions in this space. Weymans says, "Now that we are part of the Flint Group, we will be able to even further develop the marketing department with a strong focus on our positioning and roadmap for the future. I am looking forward to the new challenge of taking on this new role, and excited about leading Xeikon’s experienced and creative marketing team."
Maes adds, "Filip has been a valuable member of our team for many years and has certainly earned this promotion. We will be expecting great things of him as we continue to move the company forward. With Flint Group as our parent company, and its strong investments in Xeikon as we work to make the company even more customer focused, Filip’s promotion fits perfectly with the strategy. He will certainly have the necessary resources available to be successful in this new role.”
Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, is a long-standing leader and innovator in digital printing technology. Grounded in the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital color presses for label and packaging applications, document printing, and commercial printing. These presses utilise LED-array-based electrophotography, open workflow software and application-specific toners.
As an OEM supplier, Xeikon also designs and produces plate makers for newspaper printing applications. In addition, Xeikon manufactures basysPrint computer-to-conventional plate (CtCP) solutions for the commercial offset printing market. For the flexographic market, Xeikon offers digital platemaking systems under the ThermoFlexX brand name. ThermoFlexX systems provide high-resolution plate exposure combined with unique plate handling, flexibility and unmatched productivity.
In 2015, Xeikon joined Flint Group to create a new "Digital Printing Solutions" division for the leading global print consumables and solution provider to the packaging and print media industries. Flint Group develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of printing consumables. These include a vast range of conventional and energy-curable inks and coatings, pressroom chemicals, printing plates and equipment, printing blankets and sleeves, and pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7,900 people. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves.