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  • 14 Jan 2022

Esko North America announces new leadership team

Esko has appointed Sanja Valentic as VP/GM of its North America operations

Esko has appointed Sanja Valentic as VP/GM of its North America operations. The appointment follows the announcement of Steve Bennett’s retirement as of March 4, 2022.

Valentic will be responsible for managing the commercial, support and financial performance of the packaging converters and tradeshops business in the United States and Canada, operating from the company’s headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio.

‘Esko is a special place to work, and this is a very exciting time for the business,’ commented Valentic on her appointment. ‘In the coming year, we will be focusing our efforts on further automating the flexo platemaking process while continuing to ensure full integration of our AVT print inspection solutions. We are continually developing innovative solutions to enable Esko customers to produce the best flexographic print quality possible, and I look forward to working with our customers as business partners to help them deal with their day-to-day challenges with our ecosystem of packaging production software solutions.’

Valentic joined Esko in February 2020 as director of the Pre-Press Software Solutions department. Her experience also includes leading large business development, sales, and marketing teams in the printing and medical industries. In her new role, she will continue to support internal and external customers while providing leadership to the Esko NA Suppliers business.

‘As we continue to drive innovation into the packaging industry, I am thrilled to be tasked with continuing the work begun by Steve and delivered by this hugely talented team,’ added Valentic. ‘This is a great privilege and honor, and I’m looking forward to working closely with our associates and customers as we continue delivering innovations to support their digital transformation journeys.’


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