Esko, the global developer of integrated software and hardware solutions that digitize, automate and connect the go-to-market process of consumer goods, has announced that Sanja Valentic has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of its North American operations. The appointment follows the announcement that current VP and GM Steve Bennett will retire on March 4, 2022. Valentic has already assumed her duties and will be responsible for the management of the commercial, support and financial performance of Esko’s packaging converters and tradeshops business in Canada and the U.S., operating from the company’s headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio.
“Esko is special place to work, and this is a very exciting time for the business,” she said. “In the coming year, we’ll be focusing our efforts on further automating the flexo platemaking process, while continuing to ensure full integration of our AVT print-inspection solutions. We are continually developing innovative solutions to enable Esko customers to produce the best flexographic print quality possible, and I look forward to working with our customers as business partners to help them deal with their day-to-day challenges, with our ecosystem of packaging production software solutions.”
Sanja joined Esko in February 2020 as Director of Pre-Press Software Solutions. Prior to this, her experience included leading large business development, sales and marketing teams in both the printing and medical industries. In her new role, she’ll continue to provide proactive support to internal and external customers, while providing leadership to the Esko North America Suppliers business. “As we continue to drive innovation into the packaging industry, I’m thrilled to be tasked with continuing the work begun by Steve and delivered by this hugely talented team,” she added. “This is a great privilege and honour, and I’m looking forward to working closely with our associates and customers as we continue delivering innovations to support their digital transformation journeys.”