Goss International has added two experienced industry experts to its team, supporting packaging printers and the new Goss Sunday Vpak web offset press platform.
Matt Adler has joined Goss as director of Sales for packaging products in the Americas. John Kulak has been appointed manager of the new Goss Packaging Technology Centre, a specialised demonstration, testing and education facility at the Goss headquarters in Durham, New Hampshire (USA).
The addition of two high-calibre industry veterans in these newly created positions is a further indication of how Goss is evolving its business, transforming the company to better serve its customers, and using its technological expertise to grow the company and compete in new markets, explains senior vice president of Sales and Marketing Jacques Navarre.
‘Goss International provides customers with the highest-value print technology,’ said Navarre. ‘We are diversifying our product portfolio to drive revenues in new, neighbouring markets where our expertise delivers differentiating advantages.’
‘Matt and John know the industry and can support our vision of enabling packaging producers to achieve lower costs, higher print quality, more precise colour consistency, and faster turn-around times with Sunday Vpak web offset technology,’ said Navarre.
Adler will serve Goss packaging customers in the Americas and assist in managing the extensive Goss sales and support network in the region. He was most recently a national account manager for packaging and label producer Printpack in Atlanta, Georgia. From 1991 to 2007 he held executive and management positions with the Fort Dearborn Company in Niles, Illinois, one of the leading label producers in the United States. Adler earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of San Diego, California.
Kulak has close to 30 years of experience in the implementation, management and optimisation of printing technology. He comes to Goss from a global press supplier where he led training and process engineering efforts, including process optimisation and continuous improvement programmes for web printers.
He was previously a production coordinator for newspaper publisher USA Today and a senior technical associate for print production at The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York, where he earned MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Under Kulak’s management, the Goss Packaging Technology Centre will be used to demonstrate Sunday Vpak web offset press technology and for a wide range of print, technology and consumable testing programmes.
Goss will also utilise the Centre as a catalyst for bringing packaging producers, brand owners and suppliers together to explore market requirements and new concepts. The 650-square-metre (7,000-square-foot) Centre will feature a fully operationalSunday Vpak press system configured for printing on film and paper substrates.
Goss Sunday Vpak 500 and Vpak 3000 web offset press models for folding carton, flexible packaging, pre-print and label applications are available in web widths from 520 to 1905mm (20.5 to 75 inches) and print at speeds of up to 457 metres (1,500 feet) per minute.
Key features include quick-change sleeve adapter technology for efficient, cost-effective size changes, and advanced offset inking, tension and control systems.