German printing press builder Manroland Sheetfed GmbH has announced that Sean Springett, 42, has been appointed Chief Executive of its subsidiaries in Chicago Illinois, USA, and Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. “As Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the USA and Canada for the last four years, with a career in the industry spanning more than 20 years, Sean has held progressively senior leadership positions. He’s the natural choice to head up our North American operations,” said Manroland Group CEO Rafael Penuela-Torres. Springett, who joined Manroland in 2008, added: “Manroland Sheetfed is one of those rare companies to have truly revolutionized the offset market through technology, and I couldn’t be more honoured to have been chosen to lead the company in the USA and Canada.”
“Sean is a proven leader with strong business credentials. His vision for how our products and services will be experienced in the USA and Canada is exactly what we need as our company enters its next chapter,” said Chief Financial Officer Brian Gott. “Having worked with him for more than eight years, I feel certain that Sean is the right leader at the right time for Manroland Sheetfed,” said Gina Gigliozzi, Director of Sales Administration.
Former Manroland Sheetfed CEO for the USA and Canada, Michael Mugavero, died last month at age 64. He had been fighting cancer. “We were all deeply shocked by Mike’s untimely death,” said Penuela-Torres. “He had been battling this terrible disease for some time but was determined to carry on as normal for as long as possible. We’ll miss him, and on behalf of everyone that knew him professionally, we extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.”
About Manroland Sheetfed
Manroland Sheetfed GmbH is a leading German producer of sheetfed offset litho printing presses. Founded in 1871, the company is one of the oldest producers of printing presses in the world. Today, the company has subsidiaries in over 40 countries and is a global leader in quality and reliability. Manroland Sheetfed GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the privately owned UK engineering group, Langley Holdings plc.