The Durst Group (Bressanone, Italy), manufacturer of digital printing and production technologies, is restructuring its Label & Flexible Packaging segment. The current Segment Manager Helmuth Munter will retire at the end of 2021 after more than 40 years with the company. He’ll be succeeded in the role of Global Sales Manager of Label & Flexible Packaging by Thomas Macina. The native of South Tyrol, Italy, comes from HP Indigo, where he was most recently Labels Business Manager EMEA in Barcelona, Spain. Macina’s career has spanned more than 15 years at HP, and he’s considered a proven expert in digital printing technology. He’s been in his introductory phase at the Durst Group since February and will assume his role for the EMEA region in April. This will be followed in June by responsibility for global sales of Label & Flexible Packaging products.
Until his retirement, Helmuth Munter will continue to be involved in the transition and provide advice and support to the new management team, which also includes Martin Leitner as Product Manager. Over the past ten years, Durst’s Label & Flexible Packaging segment has developed into an important business unit of the Durst Group and, with the popular Tau RSC Printing Systems, has made a significant contribution to the digital transformation in the industry. Tau single-pass printing systems now have a market share of around 40% of the UV inkjet market, with an installation base of more than 250 printing presses worldwide.
“We made good use of the situation during the COVID-19 pandemic and arranged the succession for Helmuth Munter, who has been responsible for the success story in the label segment,” said Christoph Gamper, CEO and Co-Owner of the Durst Group. “All of us at the Durst Group would like to thank Helmuth for his great dedication, excellent performance, and loyalty. What could be better than retiring at the zenith of one’s career? We wish Helmuth all the best in this new phase of his life.
At the same time, I would like to warmly welcome Thomas Macina to the Durst family. We are delighted to have gained a real market expert for the company, and someone who also has his roots in South Tyrol. The current pandemic situation has also been favourable to us, as it has given us sufficient time to ensure a smooth transition. I’m convinced that Thomas will continue to drive the Tau success story, together with our entire label team,” Gamper added.