IST America Taps Don Gustafson as Director of Business Development
SHERWOOD, Ill. — August 22, 2016 — IST America, the premier UV curing systems solutions provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Gustafson as director of business development/sheetfed retrofit specialist.
Gustafson brings over 32 years of successful experience in the print and print related industry along with a broad spectrum of personal achievements to IST. His strong engineering and management background serves him well and he is recognized for his ability to quickly assess customer’s needs and communicate those needs very effectively throughout critical parts of an organization.
Most recently and over the last eight years, Gustafson held the position of VP sales and marketing for a major global UV and press ancillary equipment supplier. Prior to that he had various senior sales and operations management roles with several international printing press manufacturers. His years of successful experience in the sheetfed and web marketplace have provided him a unique view of both the challenges and opportunities that exist in our industry.
"As technology leaders, we recognize that there is absolutely no substitute for experience and reputation," says Bill Bonallo, VP of operations, IST America. "In the case of Mr. Gustafson, in joining the IST team, he will play an integral role in the further expansion of the IST sheetfed product line in this important market place. We are confident that his skills will translate into very effective and efficient solutions to our customers and we are exceptionally pleased to have him join our team."
About IST America
IST America is a wholly owned daughter company of IST Metz GmbH a German based top tier global supplier of UV curing solutions in multiple market segments including Graphic Arts, Converting, Industrial and Digital. IST has long been considered the worldwide premium supplier and market leader of UV curing systems including LED Cure, Low Energy, Lamp Cure Traditional and Hybrid UV technology. Via its U.S headquarters in Shorewood, Ill., IST America provides system sales, service, parts and application support for the North American market to OEM manufacturers and end users on new equipment and provides retrofit opportunities.
Source: IST America.