He joins Nazdar's international sales team and will be responsible for developing industrial OEM partnerships.
Most recently, Allen served as key account manager for Xaar Plc where he mainly focused on OEM printhead sales throughout the EMEA region.
Before joining Xaar, he spent two years as business development manager (Industrial Packaging) for EFI, focusing primarily on the flexo packaging market.
"Dean has extensive experience and knowledge of our industry and has proven ability to develop business partnerships in all print disciplines," said Keith Nixon, director of OEM Business Development at Nazdar. "He understands the specific technical requirements and is able to communicate them across the business in a clear and concise manner.