Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division has appointed Ken Brown to the newly created role of global category specialist, Labels and Packaging.
With projections pointing to significant growth in the packaging space, Fujifilm intends to invest in experienced talent and new digital technology to meet increasing customer demand. According to 2021 survey results by Packaging Impressions, 69.6 percent of the survey group expects growth in flexible packaging, 68.3 percent in folding cartons, and 57.1 percent in corrugated packaging over the next 12 to 24 months.
In his new role, Brown will provide technical and business support to the Graphic Systems Division sales teams in addition to marketing, product management, and senior leadership. Brown has maintained leadership roles in sales and product management, most recently managing the digital folding carton business as North America segment manager for HP. Brown also has held critical print production sales roles at Eastman Kodak and Heidelberg.
‘I consider Ken to be one of the foremost experts in digital packaging technology in labels, flexible packaging, and folding cartons,’ said Matt Bennett, global vice president, Business Strategy, Packaging, Fujifilm North America, Graphics Systems Division.
‘He will be an important resource for our business, both internally and externally, as we continue to invest in and grow our packaging portfolio.’
Brown added: ‘I am not only honored but energized to join Fujifilm. With Fujifilm’s focus on expanding its digital technology into packaging products, it is the perfect time to join the team, and I look forward to furthering the momentum in bringing innovative solutions to our customers.’