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Juergen Freier to join Ricoh

September 6, 2019

Ricoh has announced the appointment of Juergen Freier as Director Commercial Print Sales, effective 1 November 2019.

Ricoh Europe stated it is focusing even more on supporting clients in their analogue to digital transformation with the appointment of Juergen Freier as Director Commercial Print Sales of the Commercial Printing Group.

Freier’s printing industry career began with Heidelberg in 1991. In 2003 he made a big leap when he joined one of Europe’s largest publishing houses Gruner & Jahr, as President of Sales. He then became Managing Director of direct marketing specialist Meiller Direct and later President of Sales and Marketing for one of Europe’s largest Printing Services Providers (PSP) Prinovis.

In 2011 he moved back to the supplier side as Managing Director of print finishing systems manufacturer Polar-Mohr. He joins Ricoh Europe from HP where he was General Manager Indigo and Inkjet Webfed EMEA.

Freier commented: “I am excited to be taking on this role at a time when clients are looking to start or accelerate their move from analogue to digital. I am looking forward to combining my industry understanding with Ricoh’s innovative hardware and software to show PSPs how to capture the market opportunities digital print offers. I can’t wait to start.”

“Juergen is a fantastic addition to our experienced and dynamic team,” said Eef de Ridder, Vice President, Commercial Printing Group, Ricoh Europe. “He has a broad perspective and wealth of knowledge with respect to the challenges clients can face and with his expertise he is well placed to work with clients and help them meet their business needs and demands. He will enable them to develop the best approach to transformation that safeguards their current business while empowering them to introduce new ways of working and expand into new markets. His deep market knowledge and experience both on supplier and customer side, makes him ideal for this strategic role.”

Freier joins Ricoh Europe’s Commercial Printing Group on 1 November.

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