Agfa Graphics expands its sales team in Canada

Rick Gargano.
Rick Gargano.

Agfa Graphics is expanding its Canadian sales team as part of its strategy to remain the dominant provider of graphic arts solutions in both the prepress and UV inkjet markets. Rick Gargano joins the company as Account Manager servicing Ontario, and Gurshawn Hansi will serve as National Account Manager for Wide-Format Media and Applications, servicing Canada from coast to coast. Gargano will be responsible for the entire Agfa Graphics commercial product portfolio. He’s been in the graphic arts industry for 33 years, spending most of his time with Fujifilm Canada and McCutcheon Graphics in various capacities. Gargano will report to Lawrence Robinson, Agfa Graphics’ Business Manager for Central and Western Canada. Hansi served as a sales representative for Transilwrap, a manufacturer and converter of printable plastic materials. He has a background in marketing, sales and account management. He will report to Steve Fournier, Agfa Graphics’ Business Manager for Wide-Format Media and Applications.

Gurshawn Hansi.
Gurshawn Hansi.

“Rick and Gurshawn bring a wealth of knowledge in technical sales and support to our growing commercial and wide-format business in Canada,” said Ruben Silva, Managing Director of Agfa Graphics Canada. “The addition of Rick and Gurshawn will help our efforts to create more growth opportunities for customers and prospects.”

Agfa continues to rank number one in the Canadian market in thermal, no-bake, chemistry-free and low-chemistry plates and CtP solutions. The company’s award-winning line of Jeti inkjet systems is manufactured for global distribution in its Mississauga, Ontario facility – which is also Agfa Graphics Canada’s headquarters. Agfa’s wide-format portfolio also includes an expanding line of Duratex media and Esko finishing products.

agfanewmanagerscanada2-inAgfa Graphics also offers integrated prepress solutions for the printing industry. These include consumables, hardware, software and services for production workflow, project and colour management. Agfa Graphics is currently developing its position in new segments of industrial inkjet – with comprehensive solutions for various applications such as documents, posters, banners, signage, displays, labels and packaging materials. Its experience in both imaging and emulsion technology has provided the expertise required for also developing a comprehensive assortment of high-quality inks.

 

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.