Michelman hires two new associates for its Printing & Packaging business segment

Michelman honored to appoint its two new experts

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Michelman introducing its two new associates: Heather Ecke and Gianluigi Rankin
Michelman introducing its two new associates: Heather Ecke and Gianluigi Rankin

Michelman further invests in its Printing & Packaging business segment by adding two new associates to better anticipate and serve its customers’ needs in the digital printing and flexible packaging markets.

Gianluigi Rankin has joined the company as Global Marketing Manager for Digital Printing. Rankin will be responsible for the global market strategy and programs in the company’s digital printing segment. He brings 25 years of digital print industry experience, most recently as the Director of Product Management at Memjet. Before that, Rankin held a variety of product marketing and product management roles with HP.

Michelman explains Gianluigi expertise in the printing & packaging industry

Explains Rick Michelman, Chief Technology Officer & EVP, Americas & Printing & Packaging, “We look forward to Gianluigi using his extensive industry knowledge and experience to collaborate with our team to commercialize innovative solutions and create growth for our customers and partners in the digital print industry.”

Heather Ecke has joined Michelman as Account Manager for flexible packaging. Ecke brings 20 years of experience in the packaging industry with both technical and customer-facing roles. Multifaceted, she spent the early part of her career in technical sales support and laboratory positions. Most recently, she spent five years at Futamura helping converters incorporate cellulose-based film products in sustainable packaging applications.

Rick Michelman adds, “Heather has worked with the entire packaging supply chain, from brand owners to converters, and our customers will be the greatest beneficiaries of her addition to the team. She looks forward to finding the technical advantages that our products offer and applying them to solve our customers’ most difficult packaging challenges.”

 

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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