Contiweb, an advanced drying, web-handling and web-processing specialist, has appointed Gene French as sales manager for the United States, effective as of July 2021.
French’s responsibilities will include fulfilling Contiweb’s sales operations in the region with a particular focus on digital printing while reporting to Contiweb’s newly promoted sales director, Rob Bosman.
French has extensive knowledge of digital and commercial printing technologies and equipment, having worked in the graphic arts industry for almost 40 years. With considerable awareness of the industry in the USA, he has managed multiple national and international corporate accounts.
This addition to Contiweb’s sales force in the USA enables the company to reach existing customers better and advise them on enhancements and aftermarket services, as well as to assist potential customers in the digital inkjet segment.
‘We are delighted to welcome Gene to the Contiweb family. He will join Contiweb US sales manager Ralph Casale, who will focus on existing HSWO customers, selling new equipment and aftermarket products, while Gene will focus on new equipment sales to digital inkjet printers,’ commented Bosman. ‘With not only his extensive expertise in the print industry but also his valuable connections, Gene will help strengthen our relationships with our existing customers and help create long-lasting relationships with new ones. This is a positive move for the region and the company as a whole.’