ColorGATE, a leading vendor of powerful software and hardware products for color critical digital printing applications, adds another well-known industry expert to its management team: Roger Albert has joined the company as VP of Global Sales and Business Development on June 1st.
Roger brings more than 30 years of industry experience to the role. Roger’s professional career includes positions with Stork, Océ, Canon, Kornit Digital and GMG Color. He will report directly to ColorGATE’s Founder and CEO Thomas Kirschner and oversee all of ColorGATE’s Sales activities relating to the direct, indirect and OEM channels. Roger’s primary objective will be building a well-structured global sales organization with a strong customer focus that will be able to handle ColorGATE’s future growth and new product offerings.
Roger is excited about the new challenge: “All of my previous roles had a connection to ColorGATE’s field of activity. I have been working in conventional and digital textile printing, sign and display, commercial and packaging printing. RIP and color management technology has always been the vital thread for my customers’ success. I am looking forward to applying my knowledge, to optimizing the potential of the Sales team and to helping even more customers and prospects to find the ColorGATE solution that is right for them.”
“ColorGATE keeps growing in both commercial and industrial printing applications, and we are planning to add more products and services to our portfolio. This requires a flexible, scalable, diversified sales team, and I am very happy to have Roger on board who will help us to put a world-class organization together”, comments Thomas Kirschner, Founder and CEO of ColorGATE.
For more than 20 years, ColorGATEs software, color and service competence has been driving the digitalization of the printing industry. The company offers a broad range of proofing and color management solutions for graphic arts and large format printing, but it is also growing strongly in the growing industrial printing market. ColorGATE offers digital expertise and solutions for printing system manufacturers, as well as print service providers and technology users in décor, ceramics, textile and packaging printing.
ColorGATE delivers an innovative, tailor-made and modular portfolio of software and hardware solutions for industrial printing and decoration applications along the entire process chain. ColorGATE puts a special focus on accurate and consistent color reproduction, combined with highest performance.
ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH is managed by co-founder Thomas Kirschner as CEO since 1997 and is an independent subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd. since 2018.