Cron Europe has named Stefan Werner as its new EMEA sales director as the supplier seeks to further its growth in the region.
Werner has joined Cron Europe from Mitsubishi International, where he served as department manager for international sales and distribution for Graphic Arts Materials. As EMEA sales director at Cron, he will assume responsibility for the supplier’s continued growth in Europe, the Middle East and Russian markets.
He succeeds Derek Sizer, who is retiring at the end of March after more than 50 years in the graphic arts industry. Sizer has led the Cron Europe team since 2014 and was responsible for establishing the business in Europe.
Werner said: ‘Cron is renowned for industry-leading innovation in pre-press and on-press imaging machinery, and I am excited to join the company as it evolves to the next stage. Cron’s goal is to deliver outstanding quality solutions that deliver customer value and increased profitability, without compromise. I am committed to driving continued growth in Europe and ensuring Cron becomes the preferred imaging supplier throughout the region.’
He added: ‘I would like to thank Derek Sizer for his huge contribution to Cron Europe. The business has flourished under his stewardship and we all wish him well for the future.’
Demonstrating a further commitment to expanding the company’s operations in Europe, Cron is actively recruiting to enlarge its engineering team as well as business operations. The company has recently appointed Phil Zhao as business assistant to enhance its after-sales support team.