Earlier this year, KBA North America was named the North American exclusive distributor for the newly-acquired Spanish medium-format and large-format flatbed die-cutter manufacturer Iberica AG S.A. KBA North America has begun to fill positions to oversee this new division. Its first announcement is to name Tom Fitzgerald to the newly created position of Post-Press Manager, overseeing KBA-Iberica flatbed die-cutters and KBA rotary die cutters, including the KBA Rapida RDC 106 Die Cutter. He’ll be responsible for the development, implementation and management of sales and marketing support for these post-press products.
Fitzgerald joins KBA with extensive knowledge and hands-on service with sheetfed offset press devices and post-press equipment. He combines nearly 25 years of experience in sales and service as a director of sales with a sheetfed press manufacturer, as well as overseeing the plant operations of a large manufacturer and converter of custom-printed paperboard packaging. “I’m eager to begin my new role for the KBA-Iberica die-cutting systems and post-press equipment,” Fitzgerald added. “Throughout my career, I’ve always demonstrated a customer-centric attitude – and this meshes perfectly with KBA’s core philosophy.”
“We would like to welcome Tom in this vital new role as we roll out the KBA-Iberica products,” said Eric Frank, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for KBA North America. “We’re confident that he’ll bring his robust knowledge of the market to help our customers grow their business in the folding carton industry.”