Former Heidelberg Exec James Martin Appointed President at MBO America
OPPENWEILER, Germany — July 12, 2016 — James Martin has been appointed to the position of president, MBO America, CEO Frank Bahmer said today. Martin was most recently president and CEO of the Printing Association of Florida, which produces Graphics of the Americas. His previous tenures include senior vice president, sales and marketing roles at both Unisource Worldwide and Heidelberg Americas. MBO America is based in Marlton, N.J.
"We needed a leader; someone of James' caliber and experience, to steer our Americas branch as we continue to provide cutting edge finishing equipment and educational resources for printers in this rapidly changing market," Bahmer says. "The market now knows that MBO had prepared to meet demand for digital and hybrid lines several years ago. Because of this foresight, we're several iterations ahead in tech development and have a good understanding of where the market is, and is heading."
MBO brings Martin on at the confluence of several internal and external market movements, with rapidly increasing North American demand for MBO's modular components leading the list.
Martin's demonstrated track record for strategic planning will insure continued growth while he guides the Americas office, one of 5 worldwide and #1 in terms of revenues, through the infrastructural changes necessary to keep the company at the forefront of the US marketplace. Additionally, Martin's substantial experience working with overseas headquarters and other worldwide locations will increase efficiencies within MBO.
James Martin is an accomplished sales and marketing executive. He has demonstrated performance in SVP, VP and CEO roles, successfully leading organizations through transformational sales growth. Key strengths include revenue growth, cost reduction, strategic planning, marketing and C-level sales strategies. Martin has a BA, Political Science from Richard Stockton College and Fordham University and currently serves as Chairman - Board of Directors for the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphic at Clemson University.
Graphic Search Associates of Glen Mills, PA, provided executive search services in conducting a national search for qualified candidates.
About the MBO Group
Founded in 1965, MBO (Maschinenbau Oppenweiler Binder) offers a broad array of cutting edge, high-performance postpress solutions for conventional, digital, and hybrid print operations; and is the only supplier that covers all bindery areas including folding, mailing, and diecutting for both offset and digital environments. 500 employees are based throughout the world, at offices including headquarters in Oppenweiler, Germany; and Portugal, the U.S., France and China. MBO acquired Herzog+Heymann in 1999.
MBO's history of pioneering new technology has served its customers, and their clients, for over 50 years. Life-long relationships are passed from generation on to generation. Year after year, the MBO Group delivers new products and technology that speed set-up and changeover through greater automation; reduced downtime and increased output and profits for customers.
The MBO Group's global headquarters, located in Oppenweiler, Germany, houses the research and development team responsible for the company's cutting-edge innovations. The extensive dealer and support/service network, minus that which is managed by the independent offices, is also managed out of Oppenweiler.
Source: MBO Group