Koenig & Bauer Appoints New Digital & Web Service National Sales Manager Position to Jürgen Gruber
Strong sales and customer service advocate tapped for digital and web print solutions
- Targeting sales of RotaJET digital press portfolio in North America to new and existing accounts
- Assisting sales and support of commercial and newspaper web press equipment
- Developing and maintaining strong customer relationships
- Brings more than 25 years of both sales, engineering, and technical experience
As it increases its digital press portfolio, KBA North America and its parent company Koenig & Bauer have designated a new position to oversee the fast-growing digital sales and web service throughout North America. This newly-created position has been assigned to Jürgen Gruber who will specifically oversee sales of the RotaJET digital printing press as well as sales and support for the web service group. Gruber will report to Jeff Dietz, vice president of web and specialty presses.
“We are excited to welcome Jürgen to the Koenig & Bauer team,” says Jeff Dietz. “He brings with him a wealth of industry experience that will make him a valued resource for both our customers and organization.”
Gruber brings an impressive sales and engineering background to his new position. In his most current position, Gruber was the newspaper and corporate account sales manager for a global imaging and information technology firm in which he exceeded sales goals and quotas for numerous years, attracted new business, and introduced a new digital print portfolio. In a previous role he had responsibility as director of sales for both North and South America for a supplier of custom printing technology in which he negotiated high dollar contracts for commercial and newspaper print divisions and oversaw a ten-man sales force. He began his career as a field service technician and service engineer for a large graphic arts supplier in both Germany and the U.S. in which he performed and managed installations and trouble‐shooting of newspaper and commercial press automation systems.
Gruber holds a Master Industrial Technology degree from the State College for Master Studies in Lahr, Germany as well as a Technical Engineering degree from the College of Technical Engineering in Emmendingen, Germany. He has attended sales/marketing leadership classes at the Carlson School of Business in Minneapolis, and has annually attended corporate sales/marketing training programs in the graphic arts industry. He speaks fluent English and German.
KBA North America is located in Dallas, Texas and a member of the Koenig & Bauer Group, which was established 200 years ago in Würzburg, Germany. Koenig & Bauer’s claim, “We’re on it.” gets to the heart of Koenig & Bauer’s values and competencies for all target groups. The group's product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, post press die-cutters, inkjet presses and systems, flexographic presses, commercial and newspaper web presses, corrugated presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards, glass and plastic decorating. For more information visit the company's web site at www.koenig-bauer.com .