Esko appoints Chris Miller Vice President, North America

Esko (www.esko.com) announces that Chris Miller has accepted the position of Vice President North America. Miller assumed his new responsibilities at the beginning of the year in preparation for the planned retirement of Mark Quinlan, assuring an orderly succession of responsibilities during the first quarter of 2018.

“With Mark Quinlan’s retirement, we thank him for the great value he brought to Esko’s North American and Latin American teams and the solid achievements he realized during his 8-year year tenure at Esko,” comments Niels Stenfeldt, Esko Global Vice President, Sales & Service. “Both Mark and I are delighted to see Chris return to the US and move into this role. Chris will be responsible for driving sustainable and profitable growth together with his teams and, therefore, will make an important contribution towards the Esko growth journey in the years to come. In his current role Chris has built a highly engaged, high performing team for the Esko Asia and Pacific region that has grown revenue impressively during the past seven years,”

Chris has a strong, long-serving history with Esko, starting in March 1991, in a variety of senior management roles. These include leadership management positions as VP Sales West – North America; Director of Inside Sales North America; General Manager – Greater China; and currently VP APAC.

Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Packaging degree from Michigan State University, and a Masters in International Management from the University of Texas.

Chris will continue in his role as Vice President APAC until a replacement has been identified. “Chris will transition from Tokyo to Los Angeles during 2018, where he can support both regions more easily,” adds Stenfeldt. “We are convinced he can provide great leadership for both areas.”

About Esko (www.esko.com)

Packaging Simplified. Esko helps its customers to make the best packaging for billions of consumers.

The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers, and converters. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, flexo plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and/or the production of signage and displays.

The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and exposure units as well as Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy.

Enfocus, with its suite of automation solutions and PDF quality control tools for printers, publishers, and graphic designers, is an Esko subsidiary. MediaBeacon, with its digital asset management (DAM) solutions is also part of the Esko family.

Esko employs about 1,500 people worldwide. Headquartered in Gent (Belgium), its sales and service organization is in daily contact with customers all over the globe.

Esko is a Danaher company (www.danaher.com).