Miraclon highlights importance of Asia Pacific region with appointments
Miraclon has appointed Andy Yarrow as commercial director and Joerg Kullwitz as commercial lead for a strategic Miraclon initiative that focuses on optimisation of customers’ gravure to flexo conversions. With these appointments, Miraclon's presence in India has been boosted. As per market pundits, the gravure to flexo potential is highest in India across all of Asia.
20 Jan 2023 | By PrintWeek Team
Miraclon announced the expansion of its leadership presence in the Asia Pacific Region. Andy Yarrow has been appointed as the company’s new regional commercial director for the Asia Pacific Region (APR), while Joerg Kullwitz will move into the role of commercial lead for a strategic Miraclon initiative to address market requirements.
Based in Singapore, Andy Yarrow will head up Miraclon’s APR sales, service and business management teams. He brings to his new role over 23 years’ printing industry experience across a wide range of markets and applications, including commercial print, sign and display, corrugated, ceramics and textile. Originally from the UK, for the last eight years Andy has worked in the Asia Pacific Region in a variety of sales and leadership roles for other industry-leading suppliers, including Xerox, EFI, Océ and Kornit Digital, where he served as APR President. In his most recent position, he was responsible for kickstarting the APR operations of innovative Israeli start-up, Twine Solutions.
Grant Blewett, the chief commercial officer said, "This is an exciting appointment for both Andy Yarrow and Miraclon." He added. "Yarrow is thrilled to be getting back to his roots in printing, especially in the growing, innovation-rich packaging market. Miraclon will benefit from his industry experience, his knowledge of the Asia Pacific region, and his passionate commitment to building strong, lasting customer relationships."
Meanwhile Joerg Kullwitz will focus on customers transitioning from gravure-to-flexo. In his new global role as project manager, Optimised Flexographic Print, will see Kullwitz partnering and working with customers around the world moving from gravure to flexo print production to rapidly achieve the maximum benefits.
Grant Blewett said, "Over the last two years, Kullwitz's leadership has been crucial to growing our presence in the Asia Pacific region. With more and more customers enjoying gravure-to-conversion benefits and success with our technology innovations, we’re expanding our leadership presence in APR to address increasing market demand."
He added, With Kullwitz's extensive knowledge of, and wide network in, the gravure and flexo industries make him the ideal candidate to support customers in their transitions. In the new role he can leverage multiple Miraclon resources to provide customers with the robust support they expect from us as they move into flexo production enabled by Flexcel NX Technology."