Screen Americas has named Ken Ingram as its new president, who succeeds Yoji Otsuka.
Ingram had been vice president of sales and marketing at Screen Americas for the past five years. Prior to that, he had work with JohnsByrne and Creo.
In naming his successor, Otsuka said: ‘He has helped us take a leadership role in the digital production inkjet markets through his sales leadership and his vision. In fact, Screen established a noteworthy benchmark this past year under Ken’s direction, having achieved a new record in unit sales of our Truepress Jet520 series high-speed production inkjet solutions.’
Otsuka is taking up a new role with the Screen Graphic and Precision Solutions Group’s global Truepress Jet520 business from the company’s corporate headquarters in Kyoto, Japan. His liaison skills between global customer markets and Screen’s factories are anticipated to help further grow the company’s sales opportunities worldwide in the high-speed production inkjet space.
Ingram said: ‘Mr Otsuka was a catalyst and driver for us in this successful transformation to POD technology. As the printing industry began recognizing the potential of on-demand production as either a complement or replacement to certain printing applications, Mr Otsuka was a tireless advocate in Screen’s efforts to bring leading edge, world class production inkjet solutions and service to our markets. I want to take this opportunity to thank Mr Otsuka, for his countless hours of work and dedication to bring Screen Americas to the point where we are today.’
Reflecting on his own new position, Ingram commented: ‘Our success over the past several years is testimony to the concentrated efforts of our regional sales managers, our technical sales specialists, our support and service group and our administrative staff. I am proud of what they have accomplished and excited to continue to lead them toward our continued success.’
Screen Americas has also appointed vice presidents of sales for the Eastern and Western regions.