Miraclon (formed by the sale of Kodak’s Flexographic Packaging Division to private equity firm Montagu), a global company with over 300 employees and manufacturing operations in the U.S. and Japan, has appointed Brad Vette as its new Strategic Accounts Manager for Canada and the United States. In this role, he’ll support the wider regional sales team by building and sustaining relationships with key clients, while also helping to identify new business opportunities and untapped areas of growth for Miraclon.
Vette’s background lies predominantly in sales, marketing and business development for the graphics and flexible packaging sectors. He joins Miraclon from OEC Graphics, a global leader in flexography, where he was Corporate Managing Director for 18 years with responsibilities for new business, customer relations and corporate marketing. Prior to OEC, he held a business development role for flexible packaging at Reynolds Consumer Products. “There are three key factors that attracted me to Miraclon: product, potential and an entrepreneurial environment,” Vette pointed out. “I’m delighted to be joining the business at such an exciting time. Within a year of its inception, Miraclon is already establishing a strong brand in the global flexo printing industry, and I look forward to playing a part in this growth.”
Rich Rogals, US & Canada Sales Director at Miraclon, added: “We’re very pleased to welcome Brad to the Miraclon family. His extensive experience and considerable knowledge of the printing industry will prove invaluable as we look to drive business growth in the North American region. We’re confident he’ll be a valuable addition to an already very strong team.” In a separate announcement, Garry Gunter, Regional Sales Manager, has expanded his responsibilities to include the Western U.S. and Canada territories, while Jason Beauleau, Flexo Packaging Sales Manager, will assume responsibilities for the mid-west U.S. region – including Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.