Rotocontrol has appointed André Klinkow as Western Europe sales manager for further increased representation of its range of high-speed label and digital hybrid finishing machines. He will be responsible for direct sales and working with local agents.
Klinkow brings over years of experience exclusively in offset, digital printing and label finishing, beginning with an apprenticeship program with an offset printer in 1985. He started his career as an offset operator at Druckerei Gronenberg; moved into plant manager roles in digital and offset printing for two other German printers; then expanded into sales management positions with digital press manufactures Kodak and HP Indigo, and recently with OneVision Software and AB Graphic International.
‘With an increasing demand for digitalization in label printing and the associated necessary finishing, I see an incredible growth opportunity for Rotocontrol,’ said Klinkow. ‘Over the years, Rotocontrol has proven its commitment to developing premium label finishing systems, especially focusing on compatibility with digital label printing presses. Rounded out with its recent addition of the Ecoline range of entry-level label finishing machines, it’s an exciting time to represent Rotocontrol and bring my relative experience and expertise to the organization at an international level.’
Marco Aengenvoort, managing director at Rotocontrol, commented: ‘André’s years of experience in digital printing and label finishing is highly admirable. He has built strong connections with narrow web label printers and converters throughout Europe, and his extensive knowledge of this market is of great value to Rotocontrol, our partners, and especially our customers.’
This appointment is the third recent addition to the company’s sales organization, following the announcement of Artur Gondek as area sales manager and Francisco Soto as director of sales for Latin America. Klinkow is based in Hamburg near Rotocontrol headquarters, soon to be re-located in Siek.