Tom Fitzgerald Appointed to KBA-Iberica Leadership Position
With the recent news earlier this year that KBA North America has been named the North American exclusive distributor for the newly-acquired Spanish medium- and large-format flatbed diecutter manufacturer Iberica AG S.A. by its parent company, Koenig & Bauer, KBA North America has begun to fill positions to oversee this new division. Its first announcement is to name Tom Fitzgerald to the newly created position.
Fitzgerald will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of sales and marketing support for postpress products, such as sheetfed diecutting equipment from its new subsidiary, KBA-Iberica Die Cutters S.A., a Barcelona-based producer of medium and large-format flatbed diecutters for board and corrugated packaging and KBA rotary diecutters, the Rapida RDC 106.
Fitzgerald joins KBA with extensive knowledge and hands-on service with sheetfed offset press and postpress equipment. He combines nearly 25 years of experience of service and director of sales with a sheetfed press manufacturer to bearing the responsibility of overseeing the plant operations of a large manufacturer and converter of custom printed paperboard packaging in the Midwest.
"I am eager to begin my new role for the KBA-Iberica diecutting systems and postpress equipment," Fitzgerald said. "Throughout my career I have always demonstrated a customer-centric attitude and this meshes perfectly with KBA's core philosophy."
Eric Frank, senior VP of marketing and product management for KBA North America, said, "We would like to welcome Tom in this vital new role as we roll out the KBA-Iberica products. We are confident that he will bring his robust knowledge of the market to help our customers grow their business in the folding carton industry."