General manager for South Asia

Esko appoints Winderam

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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The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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