Dario Urbinati is new head of Sales at Gallus

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Back in the fold. Dario Urbinati takes over as head of Sales from June 2021 at Gallus Photo Gallus Ferd. Rüesch

Dario Urbinati takes over as head of Sales at Gallus, from 1 June 2021. The new head of Sales is a familiar face at the long-established Swiss company which is again back in the Heidelberg portfolio since its sale to a Swiss group was not completed. Dario Urbinati worked for Gallus from June 2007 to August 2016, as the managing director of the then newly established sales and service organization Gallus South East Asia.

In the last several years, Urbinati has been enjoyed leading positions within the graphic industry and chemical industry, most recently as chief Sales and Marketing officer at ACTEGA Metal Print in Germany. Beginning 1st June 2021 he will be working from St Gallen, the Swiss headquarters of the Gallus Group.

In his function as the head of Sales he reports as a member of the management board directly to the head of Company, Dr Frank Schaum. “We are delighted that we have won Dario Urbinati for the position of head of Sales. He knows the needs of our markets and also knows many of our customers personally. Both our customers and our sales team will benefit from his many years of sales experience and industry knowledge,” comments Dr. Frank Schaum.

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