Actega appoints sales director
Actega Metal Print GmbH recently announced the appointment of Paolo Grasso as the company’s new sales director.
He joins from OMET, where he was head of global sales for the narrow web press manufacturer, and he has 26 years of industry experience.
Grasso will drive adoption of EcoLeaf – Actega’s sustainable and cost-effective metallisation technology, supporting its recent move into full commercialisation.
With the role starting next month, he will be tasked with helping the business to scale up its go-to-market programme by expanding its OEM channel partner network, finding additional distribution partners, growing its install base and expanding EcoLeaf’s availability in new geographic territories.
Grasso said: “I am delighted to join Actega Metal Print. While I have had an amazing 18 years with OMET, it was time for a new challenge, and I couldn’t think of anything more worthwhile than helping to bring EcoLeaf to the world stage.
“Working in the narrow web market, I had obviously heard of the Actega Metal Print technology and its much talked about potential, but now that I know more, I can see how transformative it is. With my experience of the market and having heard the feedback from our beta customers, I’m convinced that EcoLeaf is the answer to solving one of the biggest sustainability issues in the Graphic Arts – foil waste – and in doing so, providing brands with what they need to support their corporate responsibility programmes.”
Jan Franz Allerkamp, CEO, Actega Metal Print said: “We are thrilled to have secured Paolo for the role. His knowledge of the narrow web market is excellent, and his experience of growing greenfield territories will be critical as we now move into full commercialization and scale the business to meet its global demand.”