With impressive global resources, local service and personalised expertise, Flint Group and Kemtek Imaging Systems are dedicated to bringing colour and function to the printing and packaging products that consumers touch, see and use each day!
It’s Launch Time!
Join us for our special National Road Show event where Flint Group’s Friedrich von Rechteren (Vice President Sales EMEA & Global Marketing) and the rest of the international Flint marketing team will be launching a new series of Flint Flexographic Flat Top Dot Plates and the all-new Xeikon ThermoflexX plate setting range, plus announcing important developments in sleeve technology from Rotec as well, while Geoff Cuttler (Flint Group SA) introduces new Flint Inks!
|13:00 – 14:00||REGISTRATION & LUNCH|
|14:00 – 14:10||OPENING & WELCOME – Steve Gordon, KEMTEK IMAGING SYSTEMS|
|14:10 – 14:30||“Flint – Your Image Transfer Solutions Partner in the Packaging World” Friedrich von Rechteren
(VP Sales EMEA & Global Marketing, Flint Flexographic)
|14:30 – 15:00||“How Can You, as a Customer, Succeed in a Flexo World?” Holger Neumann
(Director – Distributors EMEA, Flint Flexographic)
|15:00 – 15:20||“The Six Challenges of Flexo Printing – Challenge or Hidden Opportunity?
|15:20 – 15:40||COFFEE & NETWORKING|
|15:40 – 16:00||“ThermoFlexX, Innovative Flexo Imagers Creating Value for Our Customers” Christophe Lievens
(Director of Sales & Marketing Prepress, Flint Group)
|16:00 – 16:20||“Introducing Flint Group’s Ink Range” Geoff Cuttler
(Regional Manager, KZN Flint Group Packaging, Flint Group SA)
|16:20 – 16:40||Panel Discussion – “Q & A with the Flexo Experts”|
|16:40 – 18:00||DRINKS & NETWORKING|
Friedrich von Rechteren, Flint Group Flexographic, Global Commercial Vice President
Friedrich leads the Sales and Marketing organization of Flint Group Packaging’s Flexographic business unit. The focus lies on two product lines primarily: plates for flexographic printing and mounting sleeves and adaptors for flexographic printing presses. Friedrich’s main objective is to work on all customer critical topics, with the target to help achieve a more customer centric market organization for Flint Group Packaging globally. Before joining Flint Group, Friedrich operated in various market segments in the specialty and base chemical industry. He held various commercial leadership roles in the plastics and printing industry covering the value chain from hydrocarbons to brand owners. Friedrich holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Humboldt University Berlin, Germany.
Holger Neumann, Flint Group Flexographic, Director – Distributors EMEA
Holger Neumann has worked in the printing industry for more than 25 Years. He studied Printing Engineering at the University of Wuppertal and started in the technical department of BASF Printing Systems in 1994. He went through various positions and very soon became the Leader of the Technical Service Group for nyloflex and nyloprint products. Holger moved to the US in 2000 to start up a new business for BASF Printing Systems (today Flint Group). After 6 years he came back to Stuttgart and took over the position as Technical Director with the responsibility for the whole Technical Division of Photopolymer Printing Plates. After several years, Holger had the opportunity to move into Sales and took over the responsibility as Technical Sales Director Key Accounts. At the beginning of 2016, Holger moved to a new position as Distribution Director with the responsibility for the distribution channel in EMEA. He is married and has two kids.
Christophe Lievens, Director of Sales & Marketing, Xeikon Prepress Digital Solutions
Christophe Lievens has been active in the Graphics Industry since 1991. He started his career with Agfa Graphics as a Prepress Product Specialist, taking up different challenges and moving through different positions to end his career at Agfa Graphics as WW Sales Manager for the Newspaper division in 2009. He then joined Xeikon Prepress as the WW Director for Sales & Marketing initially for the basysPrint Offset CtCP product family and taking on board the ThermoFlexX Flexo imager products, after the acquisition of FlexoLaser back in 2013. Christophe lives in Belgium, is married and has 2 children.