Esko announced the appointment of Tony Wiley to the role of president, North America, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Wiley succeeds Mark Quinlan, who is leaving Esko to accept another opportunity.
Wiley joined Esko in 1999, assuming roles of increasing responsibility over the past 15 years. He successfully led the North American Customer Service organization for 10 years and had been, most recently, vice president, US Central Region Sales, for the past five years.
“North America is a very important, growing global region for Esko, with many customers who are pioneers in our industry. With his proven success in both service and sales, Tony has an extensive knowledge of Esko products and our customers’ needs. He has extended the U.S. Central region to a strong performing area for Esko in North America,” said Christian Korte, Esko CCO. “Through Tony’s excellent relationships with our customers and channel partners, we are convinced he will be able to capture market needs to manage our organization in North America to maintain continued growth. I expect Tony to be very successful in his new role, while thanking Mark for his hard work and commitment over the past five years. He has laid a strong foundation for Esko in the Americas.”
Replacing Wiley as vice president, U.S. Central Region Sales, is Steve Bennett, who most recently held the role of vice president, Digital Finishing Business, and had been vice president, New Business Development. Bennett has considerable knowledge of printing applications, including wide format inkjet, workflow solutions and computer to plate technology –combined with a solid marketing background focused on creating strong brand awareness and product loyalty.
Parallel with this organizational change, Esko is forming an autonomous business organization in Latin America, driven by Ernande Ramos, Esko vice president, Latin America. This will allow Esko to react more specifically to the unique market dynamics of Central and South America.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue Esko’s prominence among supply chain partners in the packaging and printing industries,” said Wiley. “Mark Quinlan did an exceptional job forming our organization as a responsive group for our customer base. It’s an exciting time for Esko North America. Esko products and services, particularly for packaging and digital finishing, continue to offer groundbreaking technologies that have very profound benefits for our customers.”