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Heidelberg business areas under new leadership
- Stefan Hasenzahl heads up the new "Very Large Format and Postpress Packaging"
- Jason Oliver is new head of "Digital Printing"
Since early 2013, Stefan Hasenzahl (50) has been in charge of the newly founded
"Very Large Format and Postpress Packaging" business area at Heidelberger
Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). This unit pools all the company's activities
associated with the large-format Speedmaster XL 145 and XL 162 presses and
postpress systems for the packaging printing sector.
At the same time, Jason Oliver (42) has been appointed head of "Digital
Printing" at Heidelberg and is now responsible for all the company's Linoprint
systems for the commercial and packaging printing sectors. He is taking over
from Dr. Christian Compera, who left the company at the end of the year at his
Stefan Hasenzahl had previously been responsible for establishing the Chinese
manufacturing site operated by Heidelberg in Qingpu near Shanghai, which he ran
until summer 2012. Before taking up his new role, Hasenzahl managed an internal
strategy project at Heidelberg headquarters. He has been working at Heidelberg
since graduating in engineering in 1988.
Jason Oliver joined Heidelberg from a U.S. digital print supplier, where he was
last responsible for global sales of digital inkjet printing systems. In his
new role, he will be responsible for the successful expansion of the digital
business. Oliver is a U.S. citizen and studied in Paderborn and Lawrence,
Kansas (U.S.), where he gained a Master of Business Administration. He has held
numerous executive positions for various North American and European digital
printing companies since 2000.
"We have gained two executives with international experience for areas that are
of great strategic importance to Heidelberg. Stefan Hasenzahl played a key role
in the successful establishment of our manufacturing site in Qingpu. Jason
Oliver is an expert in digital printing systems and in selling these products
worldwide. The appointment of these two executives underlines the commitment
Heidelberg has made to the large format and packaging printing / digital
printing business areas. It also carries forward our program of expansion in
these areas," explains Stephan Plenz, Member of the Management Board
responsible for Heidelberg Equipment.
Figure 1: Stefan Hasenzahl is head of the newly founded "Very Large Format and
Postpress Packaging" business area at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.
Figure 2: Jason Oliver is taking over "Digital Printing" at Heidelberg.
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