ColorGATE welcomes Jan Seguda as new “Product Manager Industrial Printing” in the business development (BD) team. With Jan Seguda joining the team ColorGATE will extend its business expertise in Industrial Printing.
Industrial Printing expert
After Jan Seguda was able to gain professional experience in several agencies, his path finally led him as a tile designer to the reputable German tile producers, Villeroy & Boch. In the "Ceramic Development Digital Printing" team, he was responsible for the conversion of Rotocolor and the production of existing digital print series. Since the beginning of digital ceramic tile decoration Jan is familiar with the subject matter. Fascinated by the back then still young printing technology and encouraged by the challenges of fluctuating production processes and changing raw materials to a consistent color reproduction, Jan adopted the possibilities of Color Management to solve problems.
To adjust customized designs to true colors, ensure consistent color reproduction and thereby constantly optimize the process, quickly became a mission for him. When ZSCHIMMER & SCHWARZ, a chemical industry company, strengthened its digital printing sector in the tile sector with him, he gained interesting insights into ink development and the chemistry behind ceramic production. Another component was the "Digital Printing Assistance" division: the definition, development and expansion of quality assurance standards became part of Jan's portfolio. For numerous Color Management assistants abroad, Jan was confronted with the most diverse requirements for a suitable workflow and known as a carefully pragmatic problem solver in digital printing.
From communication design to tile production to a chemical industry company - the way into software development at ColorGATE is the next logical step for Jan Seguda. During his assistants, he was constantly researching the best solution providers to define the Color Management process for customers as efficiently and accurately as possible.
"From the beginning, ColorGATE was the door opener to a Color Management for me, which I have always been looking for. Especially in the daily business of the industry, it is important to be able to rely on its tools. Even if challenges emerge that have not been asked before, good software will be able to react to them," says Jan Seguda.
Jan is looking forward to bringing his experience to the ColorGATE team. Through his professional expertise in design, the knowledge of the requirements of industrial production processes and his experience in the most diverse production sites worldwide, he is the interface between the user-specific needs and the product-specific solutions.
"With the commitment of Jan Seguda as PM IP, we are taking account of the growth in Industrial Printing. With Jan Seguda, we have gained a Color Management expert for digital surface decoration and an IP experienced employee who is further expanding the field as a technology-oriented expert and supporter of the management", said ColorGATE CEO Thomas Kirschner.
For over 20 years, ColorGATE has been supporting the printing industry with its color competence on its way from analogue to digital printing and the future of Print 4.0. Customers rely on innovative software solutions, RIP Software and printer driver technology for Commercial and Industrial Printing.
ColorGATE’s core product Productionserver, a performance-optimized, modular RIP, workflow, and color management software, is used daily around the globe by thousands of digital imaging users. Furthermore, the Industrial Productionserver solutions deliver tailor-made, modular software solutions for specific application areas of industrial production of decor, ceramic, textile, and packaging.
ColorGATE was founded in 1997 by Thomas Kirschner (CEO) and Norbert Steinhauer (CTO) and operates worldwide as an independent, private company with 40 employees in 7 expert teams. The headquarters are in Hannover (Germany) with foreign offices in UK, Italy, Singapore and Foshan / China.
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