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SPGPrints America strengthens sales team in response to growing graphics business

SPGPrints America announces the addition of two sales personnel at its American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., to support the growth of its graphics business in the U.S.A. and Canada.

Jeffrey Ardo has been appointed graphic sales manager, taking responsibility for SPGPrints’ DSI® UV-inkjet label press and rotary screen printing programme. In his new role Jeffrey, will provide guidance and application advice to ensure customers achieve smooth installations and optimum return on investment. A graduate in Printing Management & Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Mr. Ardo has more than 30 years’ print industry experience, with roles in colour reproduction and sales and marketing.

Tyler York also joins the SPGPrints Graphics Sales team in Charlotte. A graduate in landscape architecture from the College of Environment and Design, University of Georgia, Tyler has held consultative and sales roles, handling wide format printing accounts for clients in architectural and landscape design bureaus, sign shops and graphic design agencies. Additionally, Tyler brings expertise in workflow automation systems thanks to his recent experience as a production print specialist.

The announcement follows the sale of SPGPrints’ third DSI UV-inkjet press in North America, to Elkhart, Indiana-based synthetic tile manufacturer Panel Solutions, and the sale of eight SPGPrints systems at Labelexpo Europe, Brussels, in October this year.

Edward Scheppink, managing director, SPGPrints Americas, Inc., comments: “This year, we have enjoyed significant success, with the first installations of our digital UV-inkjet technology, and further penetration of the Rotary Screen Integration® systems in the label and packaging market. We are excited to welcome Jeffrey and Tyler, who complement our USA operation with additional significant industry expertise. The extension of our sales force further supports our growth ambitions in both conventional as well as digital graphics printing.”