Andrew Pang, managing director of Koenig & Bauer in the UK, has been appointed to the 12-strong Picon Council, bringing with him 37 years’ industry experience.
The Picon Council determines and implements the strategy of the trade body, which represents suppliers to the printing and paper industries.
‘Koenig & Bauer benefits from many aspects of Picon, including the industry events, networking, focus groups, training, access to HR and legal support and the exchange of information,’ says Pang, who has represented his company at Picon since 2013 although the company has been a member for 20 years. ‘I want to be able to support Picon and the industry moving forward, and joining the council will help me to do that.
‘I would like to see Picon continue to support “new blood” and promote the printing industry as an exciting and resilient industry. The pandemic has shown just how dependent the world is on our industry. Picon is also well placed to help strengthen the overall professionalism of our industry by continuing to offer a broad range of seminars and focus groups to support business managers’ growth and development.’
Andrew Pang started his career in printing with the well-respected Frome book printer Butler & Tanner, rising from apprentice to director and shareholder and leaving a year before its collapse to join Koenig & Bauer.