Holger Garbrecht Named New President and CEO of KBA North America
WILLISTON, VT—09/02/07—KBA North America announces that Holger Garbrecht has been named president and CEO of KBA North America, replacing Ralf Sammeck, who has been promoted to executive vice president of worldwide sheetfed sales and member of the Management Board for KBA.
“I look forward to taking over this dynamic company that is now a combination of both sheetfed and web sales and service in North America,” said Garbrecht. “KBA North America is the unparalleled technology leader in printing presses. The firm continues to introduce groundbreaking press designs and the largest range of presses for printers of any size. I’m proud to be part of a high-growth, customer-centric company. Following in Ralf’s footsteps will be exciting since he has guided the firm to new heights since his appointment as president and CEO in October 2002.”
Prior to joining KBA, Garbrecht was with another manufacturer of printing equipment where he had overall responsibility for business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Garbrecht also has extensive experience in all facets of business, from finance to sales to service to marketing, and holds an MBA from the University of Applied Sciences Rheinland-Pfalz in international business, accounting, and controlling.
“Holger brings tremendous value to KBA North America’s customers as he has a history of working consultatively on each printer’s individual needs in all industry segments, such as commercial sheetfed and web, packaging, and newspapers. He is a visionary who will ensure that our award-winning products, first-class service, and support will continue in the 190-year-old KBA tradition,” said Ralf Sammeck.
About KBA North America
KBA North America is a member of the KBA Group, a leading supplier of sheetfed, webfed, and digital offset presses located in Williston, Vermont. At KBA, we are dedicated to excellence in printing technology. Our greatest satisfaction comes from helping our customers succeed by building presses that enable their businesses to prosper. From engineering through production, our focus is on people, providing flexible technology, customized printing solutions, and personal service to help our partners differentiate themselves and be successful today and in the future.