Flint Group’s Xeikon division has named Benoit Chatelard as its new president and CEO of Flint Group’s Digital Solutions. The appointment will become effective on May 8.
In his mandate to further develop Flint Group digital solutions and customer reach in that arena, for which Xeikon is a strategic element, Chatelard will also be proposed as CEO of Xeikon.
Chatelard has a rich history in the digital production printing market. Most recently, he was vice president, production printing business group for Ricoh Europe. His digital production printing career began in 2002 when he led the IBM Printing Systems Division for France, Belgium and Luxembourg. With the creation of the InfoPrint Solutions Company Joint Venture between Ricoh and IBM in 2007, Chatelard was appointed vice president and general manager in Asia Pacific, and continued to take on increased leadership responsibilities within Ricoh Europe over the ensuing years.
“We are thrilled to have an executive of the quality and with the experience of Benoit to carry the business forward,” says Antoine Fady, Flint Group CEO. “His mission is to continue executing the plan and further grow the division. Flint Group's mission is to be a global provider of digital printing equipment and overall printing supplies, and his knowledge and expertise will be important as we continue to move that mission forward.
Chatelard adds: “I am looking forward to taking on this new role. It is an exciting time in the industry, both for Xeikon and its customers.”