In March 2012, the North American branch of manroland web systems incorporated and began business in the United States and Canada. Specific and challenging goals were put forward for the company’s first year.
These goals included (but were not limited to) strengthening the parts and service support to existing customers, relocating the substantial North American parts inventory to a new warehouse in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, expansion of the printcom pressroom consumables product portfolio for US and Canadian customers, relocating North American Headquarters to a new office in Lisle, Illinois, and completing the year with a financial profit. Each of these goals, and more, were completed by the strong, seasoned team at manroland web systems Inc., under the leadership of CEO Roland Ortbach.
After experiencing a strong year, manroland web systems Inc. is now well-positioned and ready to move forward to the next phase of growth, to provide greater and more encompassing support for existing customers with new and exciting support programs. The challenges for newspaper and commercial web printers have become greater and broader as they adapt to their own ever changing market needs and demands. In the effort to develop meaningful service offerings to customers, company leadership has embraced the need to continually adapt and reformulate manroland web systems’ considerable support portfolio.
The next step in the company’s growth includes a change of leadership. Roland Ortbach’s commitment to the company’s first year of operation has now been fulfilled, and he will continue as Vice President of Sales for manroland web systems Inc. “I was very pleased to have had the opportunity to lead our team through our first year. We are now ready to move forward and our next critical phase of growth requires the leadership of an individual who has spent much of his career in the service and customer support area of our industry.”
New manroland web systems Inc. CEO Greg Blue will be taking over the leadership of the company, effective immediately. Greg brings with him 19 years of experience in the printing industry, including many years of service knowledge and management experience in a host of critical areas ranging from application engineering, project and support management and aftermarket business development.
“I’m excited to take full advantage of the opportunities manroland web systems has in its future. My primary goal is to search for new growth opportunities which will continue to strengthen existing relationships with our customers. The team in place in North America is a group of seasoned professionals, and I will be joining them with the goal of leveraging the globally-respected technology of manroland web systems’ products to make our customers the most successful in the print industry,” stated Blue.