Throughout the process of the restructuring, the Westmont, IL-based North American group has continued to operate, completing press installations, providing printservices parts and service, and printcom consumables. “Under our new ownership, manroland’s North American operations can move forward as a more nimble, flatter entity,” North American Sales Vice President Michael Mugavero stated.
WESTMONT, IL—manroland web systems, the U.S. sales and service organization for the Augsburg, Germany-based manufacturer, has been re-established here by L. Possehl & Co., the firm that obtained the web press portion of manroland’s operations in February.
manroland web systems, the U.S. sales and service organization for manroland web systems GmbH, has been founded. The new company, a separate legal entity from the manroland sheetfed organization, will operate out of the existing manroland facility in Westmont, IL.
Following the appointment of Alfred Rothlaender as head of the newly formed manroland sheetfed GmbH, the company confirmed the senior management team
Think Patented of Dayton, OH, will be awarded the Management Plus program’s highest honor, the William K. Marrinan Hall of Fame Award, in addition to a 2011 Management Plus Gold Award. “Management Plus Award-winning companies demonstrate clearly their commitment to excellence in every managerial and operational area of their business, including interactions with their employees, customers, suppliers, and the community at large,” said NAPL President and CEO Joseph P. Truncale, Ph.D.
To manage the challenges of the industry powerfully and sustainably in an economically difficult environment, manroland web systems GmbH introduces the new team at the top. Uwe Lüders, born in 1952, is chairman of the board of Possehl group since April 2004. Prior to this he gathered experience as manager of successful diversified groups of companies focusing on manufacturing engineering and plant engineering.
At Drupa 2012, manroland will present itself as a high-performance partner of the printing industry under the new company name manroland web systems GmbH, featuring highly productive solutions for the industrial web offset production of newspapers, magazines, and advertising material as well as many innovative products from the printnet and printservices divisions. Together with manroland sheetfed systems GmbH, the sheetfed offset division of former manroland AG, the latest developments will be shown in Hall 6.
“He (Alfred Rothlaender) is a vastly experienced managing director who I know can be relied on during the transition between the former institutional management style of manroland AG and the leaner, more flexible way that our companies do things,” Langley said.
In a moving address to the entire assembled workforce of over 850 people in Offenbach today, Tony Langley said, “today was the beginning of a new era” and that he was confident the company would succeed. “We foresee very good economic prospects for manroland sheetfed following the recent restructuring.”
AUGSBURG, GERMANY—The sheetfed business of manroland AG will be taken over by privately owned British engineering group Langley Holdings. The deal includes the sheetfed printing equipment division, its production facilities (including all real estate in Offenbach) and the international marketing organization active in more than 40 countries.