General manager for South Asia

Esko appoints Winderam

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John Winderam, general manager, Southern Asia Pacific for Esko and X-Rite
John Winderam, general manager, Southern Asia Pacific for Esko and X-Rite

Esko has appointed John Winderam as general manager, Southern Asia Pacific for Esko and X-Rite. Winderam willlead the current Esko South East Asia and South Asia regions, and the X-Rite commercial and service teams in India,Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand.

Winderam joins the company from Tektronix, where he was the sales director of Middle East, Africa and UK after returning from Asia where he was general manager of South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Having been with Danaher for over 12 years with leadership roles in Tektronix and Fluke, including multiple assignments in Asia, he brings a strong commercial leadership and growth track record. John Winderam holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Portsmouth.

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