Xaar appoints Whaley to direct sales growth in North America

Don Whaley as Director of Sales, Xaar Americas.
Don Whaley, Director of Sales, Xaar Americas.

In a significant strengthening of its presence in the North American and Latin American markets, Xaar, a leading global inkjet technology specialist and provider, has appointed Don Whaley as Director of Sales, Xaar Americas. In addition, the company has also opened a new Sales and Customer Support office in Texas. Whaley joins Xaar from Piksel Incorporated, a leading provider of SaaS-based video platforms, where he was Vice President of Global Channels. He has also held a variety of senior sales management, business development and marketing positions with The Wind Group and Kodak.

The new Sales and Customer Support Office is located in Grand Prairie, Texas, close to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The facility provides purpose-built training and demonstration areas and engineering support for Xaar customers in Canada, the USA and Latin America.

said Richard Barham, Xaar’s Chief Customer Officer.
Richard Barham, Xaar’s Chief Customer Officer.

“This is a great time to join Xaar,” said Whaley. “There are big opportunities to extend the penetration of the company’s market-leading inkjet technologies in the graphics, packaging and industrial imaging markets throughout the region. It’s my role to realize the potential, and I’m hugely excited at the prospect. The resources of the new Texas office, just a few minutes from the airport, are a big advantage and we expect the training and demonstration facilities to be busy with customers and prospects.”

“We’re delighted to secure Don Whaley to spearhead our drive into the American markets,” said Richard Barham, Xaar’s Chief Customer Officer. “He has a superb track record of driving growth with global technology companies, and his packaging and graphics industry knowledge, experience and enthusiasm will be a huge asset for us in these important markets.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.