Israel-based Highcon has appointed Vic Stalam to the position of President of Highcon Americas. He will be leading Highcon’s team in North and South America, including Canada, while building its operations in the United States. Stalam’s industry experience spans technology, imaging, business information systems and services. He spent several years in key management roles at Kodak and X-Rite/Pantone, among others, leading cross-functional global teams dedicated to building new business.
“We are delighted to have been able to recruit Vic to join our team and to lead our operations in the Americas,” said Aviv Ratzman, CEO of Highcon. “His in-depth understanding of all aspects of printing and packaging technology, particularly in the digital arena, will bolster our commitment to investing in the world’s largest market.”
“I’m excited to be joining Highcon at this particular stage of the company’s growth,” added Stalam. “The introduction of digital technology into the post-print and packaging market completes the missing link in the digital printing workflow. I believe in Highcon’s vision of transforming finishing into a value-adding process. The Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine offers printers and converters an innovative and productive solution to the demands of their clients.”
The company’s flagship product, the Highcon Euclid, is the first fully digital cutting and creasing machine for converting paper, labels, folding carton and microflute. The Euclid uses Highcon’s patented ‘DART’ (Digital Adhesive Rule Technology) to produce creases, and high-speed laser optics to cut a wide range of substrates.