Michelman adds technical expertise for its printing & packaging industry

Pasha to take care of the demands of flexible packaging market

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Pasha Solel, Senior Business Development Managerof Michelman(Left) and Gianluigi Rankin, Michelman’s Global Marketing Manager for Digital Printing (Right)
Pasha Solel, Senior Business Development Managerof Michelman(Left) and Gianluigi Rankin, Michelman’s Global Marketing Manager for Digital Printing (Right)

Over 25% of Michelman’s global workforce are chemists, scientists, and engineers whose technical expertise helps companies navigate the packaging industry’s ever-changing material and end-of-life requirements.

arly Their most recent addition is Pasha Solel as Senior Business Development Manager for their flexible packaging market. Before joining Michelman, Solel spent nea decade with HP Indigo as a material applications expert, working with major converters and focused on labels and flexible packaging applications. Before HP, he spent many years in the sustainable solar power industry, having experience with various plastics, adhesives, coatings, treatments, and curing technologies.

Michelman team member’s comments on the joining of Pasha

Explains Ralph Giammarco, Global Business Development Director for Printing & Packaging, “In addition to his strong technical background and customer-intimate approach, Pasha brings an in-depth understanding of how digital imaging and state-of-the-art finishing workflows will help our customers adapt to the high market and brand demands for sustainability, functional performance, and quick turnaround.” 

Additionally, Gianluigi Rankin, Michelman’s Global Marketing Manager for Digital Printing, has just been named to the Digital Print for Packaging US Advisory Board. Along with peers from Siegwerk, EFI, HP, Smithers, Ball Corporation, and Global Inkjet Systems, he will help shape future Digital Print for Packaging events and programs hosted by Smithers, a multinational provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services.

Explains Rankin, “I’m excited to collaborate with this panel of expert advisory board members who thoroughly understand the current trends of the digital printing industry. I look forward to helping shape relevant and industry-leading events.”

 

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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