Mark Andy appoints Yanko as Digital Sales Director

Chris Yanko.
Chris Yanko.

In response to “an increase in demand for digital technology,” Mark Andy (St. Louis, MO), a leading OEM for the label and packaging market, has expanded its sales leadership team in North America by hiring 30-year indusry veteran Chris Yanko, who will serve as Digital Sales Director. Focusing on Mark Andy’s digital hybrid portfolio, Yanko will support sales development and market education to further the company’s mission as a “Total Solutions Partner” in the printing market. Yanko comes to Mark Andy with over 30 years of industry experience and expertise in prepress production and management. These skills include several leadership roles at the Director and Vice-President level, focusing his efforts on marketing and sales management. His knowledge has been instrumental in identifying complex digital production outcomes for customers across Canada and the United States – and he’s often called upon to speak at major industry events.

Steve Schulte.
Steve Schulte.

The addition of this role comes in the wake of a record-setting 2017 for the press manufacturer, who has reported over 80 hybrid press installations in the past 12 months alone. “We’re extremely pleased that Chris has agreed to join our digital sales organization. He has a solid reputation as an industry expert, speaker and thought leader in optimizing workflows for digital printing,” explained Steve Schulte, Vice-President Sales and Marketing. “As we continue to grow, Chris will prove to be a strategic addition to the team, helping us move digital hybrid printing and the Mark Andy brand into the future.”

“I have a passion for this business, and cherish the relationships I’ve built with customers and colleagues over the years,” said Yanko. “This is certainly an exciting time in our industry, and I’m thrilled to be joining Mark Andy. The company’s latest hybrid printing technology is unique to the market and offers a compelling opportunity for me to take my contributions to the next level. I believe in the mission Mark Andy embodies, and look forward to supporting its continued innovations and impact in the label and packaging industry, he added.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.