Michelman has appointed two technical experts in printing and packaging. Pasha Solel has been appointed as senior business development manager for its Flexible Packaging market. Gianluigi Rankin, the company's global marketing manager for Digital Printing has been appointed to the Digital Print for Packaging US Advisory Board.
Before joining Michelman, Solel spent nearly a decade with HP Indigo as a material applications expert, working with major converters and focused on labels and flexible packaging applications. Prior to HP, he spent several years in the sustainable solar power industry and has experience in plastics, adhesives, coatings, treatments, and curing technologies.
Ralph Giammarco, global business development director for Printing and Packaging, said: ‘In addition to his strong technical background and customer-intimate approach, Solel brings an in-depth understanding of how digital imaging and state-of-the art finishing workflows will help our customers adapt to the high market and brand demands for sustainability, functional performance, and quick turnaround.’
Rankin, along with peers from Siegwerk, EFI, HP, Smithers, Ball Corporation, and Global Inkjet Systems, will help shape future ‘Digital Print for Packaging’ events and programs hosted by Smithers, a multinational provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services.
‘I'm excited to collaborate with this panel of expert advisory board members who thoroughly understand the current trends of the digital printing industry. I look forward to helping shape relevant and industry-leading events,’ he said.
Over 25 percent of Michelman's global workforce are chemists, scientists, and engineers whose technical expertise helps companies navigate the packaging industry's ever-changing material and end-of-life requirements.