Highcon Expands into Americas, Appoints Vic Stalam to Lead North, South American Operations
YAVNE, ISRAEL—January 9, 2015—Following a successful launch at GRAPH EXPO 14, Highcon is pleased to announce the appointment of Vic Stalam to the position of president, Highcon Americas. He will be leading Highcon's team in Canada, North and South America and building the American operations. Stalam has vast industry experience spanning technology, imaging, business information systems and services. He spent many years in management roles of increasing responsibility at Kodak and X-Rite/Pantone (a Danaher company), among others, leading cross-functional global teams to build new business.
"We are delighted to have been able to recruit Vic to join our team and to lead our operations in the Americas," said Aviv Ratzman, CEO. "His in-depth understanding of all aspects of printing and packaging technology, particularly in the digital arena, will bolster our commitment to investing in the world's largest market."
Stalam continued, "I am excited to be joining Highcon at this particular stage of the company's growth. The introduction of digital technology into the post-print and packaging market completes the missing link in the digital printing workflow. I believe in Highcon’s vision of transforming 'finishing' into a value adding process. The Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine offers printers and converters an innovative and productive solution to the demands of their clients."
The award winning Highcon Euclid is the first fully digital cutting and creasing machine for converting paper, labels, folding carton and microflute. The Euclid incorporates Highcon’s patented 'DART' (Digital Adhesive Rule Technology) to produce creases, and high-speed laser optics to cut a wide range of substrates. By eliminating the conventional die-making process, Highcon delivers the innovation and differentiation that printers, converters, trade finishers, brand owners and retailers have all been waiting for.
Founded in 2009 by Aviv Ratzman and Michael Zimmer, Highcon has developed a truly innovative digital cutting and creasing solution that is transforming the post-print market. The Highcon Euclid offers converters and printers design flexibility, and rapid speed to market, while eliminating costly production steps and reducing carbon footprint of label, paper, folding carton and microflute production. Launched at Drupa 2012, the Euclid is installed at customer sites in the United States, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Highcon is represented by channel partners and a dedicated sales force.