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Esko strengthens senior leadership team with appointment of Joël Depernet as new President

Joël Depernet has been appointed President of Esko, the global developer of integrated software and hardware solutions that digitize, automate and accelerate the go-to-market process of packaged goods.

Joël is taking the helm after more than three years serving as the company’s former Chief Technical Officer, a period which has seen Esko develop significant innovations as it has evolved into the leading packaging prepress solutions business of today.

“This is a hugely exciting time for the business,” said Joël. “I have been a part of the Esko journey for many years, and as we move into this new chapter I am delighted and deeply honored to now take on the role of President.”

Joël studied engineering at École Centrale Paris and École Centrale de Lyon, before embarking on a career that saw him take on senior roles with Dassault Systemes, Cegedim and latterly Axway, before joining Esko in March 2020.

“Following the market uncertainty and volatility that we all experienced in recent years, our business has a clear focus on delivering innovations that enable our customers to connect systems and workflows, automate processes, and accelerate innovation to help them navigate the challenges they face in today’s market,” said Joël. “It’s a great privilege for me to now lead this incredibly talented group of innovators as the business moves into an exciting new chapter.”

Esko recently divested from its previous parent company Danaher as part of Veralto, a separate, publicly traded company composed of 13 operating companies – Aquatic Informatics, ChemTreat, Esko, Hach, Linx, McCrometer, OTT HydroMet, Pantone, Sea-Bird Scientific, Trojan Technologies, Videojet, XOS and X-Rite – each a leading brand in its industry.

“Here at Esko, our commitment is to develop solutions that enable every stakeholder within the packaging supply chain to work more efficiently and to make it easier for businesses to manage their packaging and labeling content,” said Joël. “With sustainability and digitalization fundamentally altering how the industry operates, we see it as imperative that we bring to market solutions that help today’s packaging companies reduce waste-generating errors throughout the entire production process, enabling them to boost their efficiency, reduce costs and improve their overall productivity.

“I am delighted to be leading the company as we focus on developing innovative solutions that achieve this, delivering tangible results to our customers all around the world,” he said.

Joël Depernet will be joining the Esko team at the drupa 2024 global expo, at the Messe Düsseldorf from May 28. To discover the latest innovations from Esko, X-Rite Pantone and Enfocus, visit stand A12 in Hall 8B.

For more on the entire range of Esko solutions, visit www.esko.com