The Board of Directors of Manroland Goss Web Systems Americas has appointed Dave Soden as Managing Director, overseeing operations of the equipment and services provider in North America effective immediately. Greg Blue, previous Managing Director of Durham Operations, will be moving into a transition support role with the OEM. Soden previously held the position of Vice President of Aftermarket Services for Goss International. He brings with him experience in the printing industry that spans 36 years, where he became a well-known industry leader in engineering and controls systems with his company, Graphic Automation and Controls, before the company was purchased by Goss International in 2017.
“Manroland Goss continues as the leader in web-offset equipment, service and parts,” said Soden. “As we continue to support our customer base, the focus will be in the four areas of competency: System Solutions supplying new presses to the market; Engineered Solutions supplying enhancements and product upgrades for existing equipment of any brand; Service Solutions supplying world-class service to our entire customer base; and E-Commerce Solutions,supplying a platform for vendors to provide parts, supplies and components effectively.” Soden also sees the future of the company to be the versatility of its products, providing value to presses of all brands. “The strength and direction will continue in those areas, as well as taking our expertise to all makes, models and vintages of equipment. We want to be a complete solutions’ provider for our customers, providing solutions to fit all their needs, regardless of press type,” he added.
Manroland Goss Web Systems Americas will continue operating from its North American Corporate Headquarters in Durham, New Hampshire. Subsequent to the merger of Manroland Web Systems and Goss International in 2018, the company now represents “the widest range in the industry of web-offset machinery and support products designed specifically for customer success.”