Michelman hires Ralph Giammarco for Global Business Development

Application expertise & leadership strengthened for print & packaging

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Ralph Giammarco has just been hired by Michelman to provide expertise and leadership to its global printing and packaging business Photo Michelman
Ralph Giammarco has just been hired by Michelman to provide expertise and leadership to its global printing and packaging business Photo Michelman

Cincinnati Ohio headquartered, Michelman announced the hiring of Ralph Giammarco as Global Business Development & Applications director for Printing & Packaging. To hire key pieces like this, a one-of-a-kind hiring strategy is an absolute necessity.

According to the company press release, Giammarco has a rich background and extensive relationships in the industry and will be responsible for improving the customer experience and expanding the company’s printing and packaging market segment globally.

Rick Michelman, chief technology officer and executive vice president, commented that “Ralph has worked with Michelman for many years as vice president and team leader of S-One Labels & Packaging, one of the main distributors of our DigiPrime product portfolio geared for HP Indigo printers, converters, and paper mills. We believe that bringing Ralph’s extensive market and product development skills to Michelman will have major benefits to both companies as well as the overall labels and packaging markets.”

Giammarco has over 30 years in the industry with numerous global development roles at Avery Dennison, Tekra, and General Electric, along with leadership and ownership roles at Utopia Digital Technologies and S-One Holdings Corporation. Continues Michelman, “This experience has well-positioned him to manage the business and application development of our digital, paper converting, and flexible packaging market segments, allowing us to expand these segments’ product, technology, and geographical dimensions.”

Ron Simkins, CEO of S-One Holdings Corporation, adds, “This is what S-One is all about, we want our team members to make their ideas realities, learn and mentor, and create opportunities. I’m confident Ralph will take his strong leadership and innovation mindset to one of our trusted partners, and help expand our opportunities geographically and into new markets. S-One Labels and Packaging LLC has had tremendous growth and success under his vision, and the high-powered team he has built is ready to take the baton and continue to work with Ralph in this new opportunity.”

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