Thieme GmbH & Co. KG has recruited Armin Gerland, 39, as the new manager of technology and sales for the printing systems division of the company. The graduated mechanical engineer will assume this task as the successor of Peter Geiger, who went into retirement at the end of March after working for almost 34 years at Thieme. Gerland wants to strengthen and further expand Thieme's position as technical market leader in screen and digital printing. His first official "appearance" for Thieme will be in May in Hamburg, where the printing trade fair FESPA Digital will take place.
Prior to joining Thieme, Armin Gerland worked 12 years at Freudenberg Sealing and Vibration Technology, Weinheim/ Bergstraße, most recently in a leading position with international responsibility for the technical development of a world-wide operating production division. For his new area of responsibility at Thieme, Gerland will bring his core expertise to the company. Apart from the professional expertise for the development of first-class printing systems, these in particular include innovative capabilities of the employees and the technical market leadership in the field of screen and digital printing systems.
Gerland's personal goal: "I want to benefit from the long-term experience of the employees, learn from them and, for my part, I want to contribute professionally to Thieme." Gerland, who became a citizen from the Black Forest area by choice, puts particular emphasis on the best possible formation of core processes in order to continue to expand Thieme's market position in the graphic and industrial printing market. As noted, Armin Gerland's first official appearance for Thieme will be on the printing trade fair FESPA Digital in Hamburg, which will take place from 24 May to 27 May 2011. Thieme will be located in the AGFA booth (hall A14, booth B20) and will inform customers and interested people about the newest developments in screen and digital printing.