Peter Wilkens

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ—Agfa Graphics announced that Peter Wilkens, Agfa's current vice president of sales and marketing, has been appointed regional president of North American business effective January 1, 2009. Wilkens will replace Thomas Saggiomo, who is leaving to become president of the DG3 North American division.

MORTSEL, BELGIUM—Belgian imaging technology group Agfa-Gevaert plans to reduce its operational costs by 120 million euros ($163.4 million) over the coming two years, in addition to cost cuts already planned for 2008. Agfa said that the savings mainly concerned sales and general administration (SG&A) costs.

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ—October 14, 2008—Agfa Graphics announced today that it has strengthened its sales management team across the United States. Dennis Ouellette is Agfa's new regional director of Corporate Accounts leading a team of sales executives who focus on the large, national graphic communications firms. Dennis, a long-time Agfa employee, was promoted from his digital solutions regional sales position. Tony Petchar has been named regional director for the Western U.S. region. The Midwest is now managed by regional director Dan Maffeo, formerly with Fuji. Jack Baraczek continues as regional director for the Eastern Region. Peter Wilkens continues to head the sales and marketing organization for Agfa.

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