Veteran HP Indigo Executive Has Joined Highcon as Sales Director for the Americas
YAVNE, Israel — May 19, 2016 — Highcon has announced the appointment of Ron Kukla to the position of sales director for the Americas. In this role, Kukla is responsible for both leading Highcon’s North and South American sales team and working with customers in the region to promote adoption of Highcon’s digital cutting and creasing technology.
Based in Knoxville, Tenn., Kukla has spent the last 19 years at HP Indigo in various sales leadership roles including regional manager, director of strategic accounts and VP of sales. Prior to joining Indigo in 1997, he was at A.B.Dick for 12 years. Kukla has a proven track record in successfully driving sales growth of new printing solutions and technologies, and working with customers to transform industries and businesses to digital.
Jens-Henrik Osmundsen, VP global sales of Highcon, remarks, “We are delighted that Ron is going to join our team and lead our operations in the Americas. His experience in sales of disruptive technology and in-depth industry experience will be an asset to our company. Our current and future customers will benefit from Ron’s experience but also from his passion and energy, which are a perfect fit to Highcon’s culture.”
Kukla shares, “I have been following the progress of Highcon since they first showed their technology at drupa 2012. I believe that this revolutionary cutting and creasing technology brings genuine value to the finishing part of the printing process and will have a real impact on the industry. I couldn’t miss the opportunity to be part of this exciting team, especially looking at the launches planned for drupa 2016. I am looking forward to meeting our existing customers and joining the Highcon team at drupa, May 31 to June 10, in Hall 9, Booth #C50.”
Founded in 2009 by Aviv Ratzman and Michael Zimmer, Highcon developed a truly innovative digital cutting and creasing solution that is transforming the post-print market. Highcon now offers converters, printers and trade finishers a product portfolio that covers a wide range of formats, substrates and applications: from general commercial and packaging products to variable data cutting, 3D modeling and an online Web-to-pack solution. The Highcon solutions replace the expensive and slow conventional diemaking and setup process with a digital technology that bridges the gap between design creativity and production capability, delivering improved responsiveness, design flexibility and the ability to perform a wide range of applications in-house. Highcon products are installed at customer sites all over the world. Highcon is represented by channel partners and a dedicated sales force.