Bacourt’s company, Xàtiva, Spain-based Hinojosa, is a leading Spanish packaging group and one of the world’s most progressive users of digital inkjet printing in the corrugated market. The company also is home to the first EFI Nozomi press installation.
During the fireside chat, Bacourt will share how his company – which was a leader in digital corrugated production even prior to adding a Nozomi press – achieved greater digital opportunities and defied expectations by establishing a 24-hours-a-day, five-days-a-week high-volume manufacturing operation with its newest single-pass production technology.
Bacourt has had an extensive career managing and developing some of Europe’s most prominent packaging operations. He has served as CEO of Hinojosa for nearly a decade, directing a high-volume operation responsible for a significant amount of the boxes used in Spanish companies’ agricultural, food, and beverage industries. Prior to his current role, Bacourt was the head of Iberian operations for Europe’s leading cartonboard producer.
Dublin, Ireland-based McGowans Print is the site of the world’s second Nozomi press installation. Founder and CEO Mal McGowan is a mathematician by training who started the business more than 25 years ago with a color copier in a small shop in Dublin. Today, in addition to the new EFI Nozomi product, the company operates more than 25 digital presses and is a market leader in Ireland for both cut-sheet and superwide-format digital production printing.
With much of its business centered on high-quality display graphics applications, McGowans Print is able to use its Nozomi press to meet existing demand for corrugated display work, as well as to develop new business producing high-end, full-color corrugated packaging.
“Corrugated packaging and display markets are primed for re-invention with new digital production technologies, and these two industry leaders will explain the tremendous opportunities this type of transformation creates,” said Gecht.
With approximately 200 sessions at the four-day conference, Connect gives EFI customers the opportunity to gain insights in smart business management.
The users’ group conference also will have a solutions center featuring new EFI technologies and exhibits from EFI partners, including: 3M Commercial Solutions; Aberdeen Fabrics; Duplo; Enfocus; Esko; Kodak; Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.; Motioncutter; OneVision; The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation; Print ReLeaf; Progress Software Corp.; Ricoh Americas Corp.; Riso; SpencerMetrics; X-Rite Pantone; Xerox; and Zünd.
Now going into its 19th year, EFI Connect attracts print professionals worldwide for a collection of in-depth, informative training and education on key management and tech challenges for printing and packaging companies.