Esko appoints industry expert Chris Rogers to lead growth of ArtiosCAD software

Former Arden Software General Manager brings 20 year of industry expertise along in new business development role

Ghent, Belgium, (PresseBox) - Esko (www.esko.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Rogers as EMEA Business Development Manager for Structural Design. In this role, Chris will be responsible for expanding Esko's long-term success with ArtiosCAD, the world's leading structural packaging design software. Chris brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Prior to joining Esko, he held the position of General Manager at Arden Software, a developer of packaging design and manufacturing process solutions. In that role, Chris was responsible for the general management of the company, including international sales, marketing, and product development. Prior to his role as General Manager, Chris served as Arden Software's UK Sales Manager.

Stefan Meire, Esko's EMEA Director Software Sales, comments: "Since its introduction, ArtiosCAD software has been a tremendous success, giving over 16,000 packaging professionals around the world the tools they need to improve their processes and gain efficiencies. Now, as we seek to build on that success, we are delighted to welcome Chris to our organization. His industry knowledge and proven track record of success will enable us to expand our structural design business and the use of ArtiosCAD throughout the whole of Europe and particularly with brand owners."

"As a professional who has been actively involved in the packaging industry for many years, I have long been well aware of the work being done by Esko, and the range of capabilities that ArtiosCAD brings to packaging professionals. I am pleased to be a part of this organization, and I look forward to expanding the structural design business of Esko, " states Chris Rogers.

Since more than15 years, ArtiosCAD is the world's leading structural design solution for packaging and displays. The solution includes the strongest collection of dedicated tools for structural design, product development, virtual prototyping and die-making.

Esko Germany

Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging and labels, sign and display, commercial printing and publishing industries. Esko products and services drive profitability in the packaging and printing supply chain by reducing time-to-market and raising productivity.

Portfolio

The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes at brand owners, retailers, designers, packaging manufacturers and print service providers. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and the production of signage and displays.

The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy.

Enfocus, with its suite of automation solutions and PDF quality control tools for printers, publishers, and graphic designers, is part of Esko.

Facts & numbers

Esko employs around 1300 people worldwide. Its direct sales and service organization covers Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Americas and the Asia Pacific, Japan and China regions and is complemented by a network of distribution partners in more than 50 countries.

Esko is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India. Esko is a Danaher company (www.danaher.com).

www.esko.com

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