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Patrick Chapuis Appointed President and CEO of Océ North America

He succeeds retiring Joseph Skrzypczak, effective in 2012.

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Océ has announced that Patrick Chapuis has been appointed president and CEO of Océ North America effective January 1, 2012. Chapuis succeeds Joseph Skrzypczak, who has informed Océ of his intent to retire in 2012. Chapuis will also retain his current responsibilities as president of the Wide Format Printing Systems division of Océ North America.

In his new role, Chapuis will have responsibility for the Océ North America sales, marketing, service, operations, finance, and support functions. Océ North America comprises: the Document Printing Systems division, which serves the office, education, and government markets; the Production Printing Systems division, which serves the transaction and graphic-arts markets; and the Wide Format Printing Systems division, which serves the architectural, engineering, construction and display graphics markets.

“Patrick Chapuis is well qualified to lead Océ North America, the largest operating company of the worldwide Océ Group,” says Rokus van Iperen, chairman of the board of executive directors of Océ N.V. “He has decades of experience in both wide- and narrow-format printing in North America and Europe, and has consistently delivered outstanding results. I am confident that, under his leadership, Océ North America will continue to prosper.”

Chapuis has led the Océ North America Wide Format Printing Systems division for the past eight years. Before coming to the US, he managed the wide-format business of Océ France. Prior to that, he managed the sales and operations for France, Belgium, and Holland for Kodak Office Imaging and the French operating company for Danka Office Imaging.

Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, Connecticut, with additional business units in Chicago and Boca Raton, Florida. North America represents 34 percent of Océ's worldwide revenues, and employment is more than 8000. In 2010, Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.


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