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New North American CEO for Punch Graphix

Patrick Canavan will head up Xeikon, basysPrint brands.

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Punch Graphix, which designs and develops digital-printing and prepress solutions for the graphics industry under the Xeikon and basysPrint brand names, has appointed Patrick Canavan to president and CEO of its North American operations.

Canavan is the former president and sales director of LG Philips USA, covering North and South America. Prior to that, he held various positions of responsibility within Philips Electronics, primarily in sales, marketing, and customer service.

"Under the leadership of [former president and CEO] Kristof Vereenooghe, our company has achieved very strong revenue growth and a sound reputation for the Punch Graphix brands," says Ben C. Van Assche, CEO, Punch Graphix Worldwide. "We are looking forward to further strengthening our market position in the high volume digital color printing and CTP market space in North America through our Xeikon and basysPrint brands." "



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