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Zünd America Appoints New CEO

Dan RyanFRANKLIN, WISCONSIN (USA) - Zünd America, Inc., announced the recent appointment of Dan Ryan to the position of CEO for Zünd's Milwaukee-based North American operations. With an MBA from Marquette University and more than 20 years of varied management experience with Harley-Davidson, John Deere, and other major companies in the Midwest, Dan is uniquely qualified to continue driving the remarkable growth Zünd America has experienced over the past 14 years since its inception. In line with Dan's strengths, his primary focus will be on creating a long-term vision for the company, with efficient business practices, continuous process improvements, and strategies for continued, sustainable growth in digital cutting system sales and support services.

In other announcements, Zünd has appointed Andy Arkin, Strategic Account and Industrial Market Segment Manager and Scott Spagnolli to the position of North American Sales and Channel Manager, responsible for the US and Canada.

Andy ArkinBorn and raised in the Milwaukee area, Andy moved to Georgia in 2015. He spent a total of 23 years on the production side of printing, starting in prepress for conventional offset, flexographic, and screen printing and then transitioning to digital UV, solvent, and dye-sublimation. For more than half of that time, Andy was involved in production management for prepress, digital printing, finishing, cutting, and fabrication. In 2012 he made a career shift into technical sales of digital textile printers working for NextWave and EFI Reggiani. In October of 2018, Andy took on the role of Strategic Account Manager Industrial Segment for Zünd America. For 2019 and beyond, Andy looks forward to continuing Zünd's rapid expansion in the industrial leather, textile/tech textile, and composites markets.

Scott SpagnolliScott has over 25 years years of experience in the printing and graphics industries, including seven years with Veritiv/Xpedx, where he was Director of Graphic Solutions for all wide-format and pre-press media and equipment. Scott also spent over 20 Years at Eastman Kodak Co., where he held roles in operations and sales management for graphics- related products. Based in the Dallas, TX, area, Scott will be responsible for managing the Zünd America sales team and distribution channels. His key focus will be driving both direct and channel sales into the graphics and packaging segments as well as exploiting new opportunities in non-graphics industrial segments such as leather, gasket, and composites.

About Zünd America, Inc.

Zünd America is the U.S. sister company of Zünd Systemtechnik, the family-owned manufacturer of multifunctional digital cutting systems. For more than three decades, the Zünd name has stood for Swiss quality - synonymous with precision, performance, and reliability. Zünd has been designing, manufacturing, and marketing modular digital cutting systems since 1984 and is recognized worldwide as a market leader in several different industries. The technological superiority of Zünd cutters stems from the company's insistence on superior quality standards, modular design, and a strong focus on its customers and their market-specific needs for cutting, finishing, and automation.

Contact:
Zünd America, Inc.
Beatrice Drury. Marketing & Communication
5068 W. Ashland Way
Franklin, WI 53132
T: 414-433-6022
F: 414-433-0800
beatrice.drury@zund.com
www.zund.com

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