Long recognized for its innovative post-press finishing technology, Muller Martini is now expanding its commitment within the packaging press market. Gary Hughes, formerly President of Muller Martini Canada, has been named Director of Global Packaging. In this newly created position, Mr. Hughes will direct and coordinate Muller Martini’s global strategy within the flexible packaging industry.
Muller initiated its commitment to packaging in 2009 when it acquired patents for the Variable Sleeve Offset Press (VSOP). Within the past five years, Muller has successfully penetrated the packaging marketplace and now has over 100 presses printing labels, flexible packaging, cartons and more. Most recently, Muller unveiled a new generation VSOP which features an impressive list of functionality and operational advancements, including a new ergonomic construction.
“Muller’s continued successes within an intensely competitive packaging landscape have made a global strategy all the more critical,” commented Mr. Hughes. “The world’s most powerful brands are demanding innovative packaging solutions that can continue to evolve and change over time. As a global organization, Muller has the capabilities, technology, and resources that can expand our position—and our partnerships—within the packaging industry. We will continue to support printers with the best packaging innovations available, so that they in turn can offer their brand customers the best, most proficient solutions, now and in the future.”
Muller Martini has also announced that Werner Naegeli, formerly President of Muller Martini USA, is now President of Muller Martini North America, which includes Muller Martini Canada. This announcement is in keeping with Muller’s ongoing strategy to further strengthen its international sales and service activities through regionalization. In order to enhance and expand services for all of its customers, Muller Martini has established eight global sales and service centers to oversee Muller’s local sales and service locations. Local offices, staffed with local personnel indigenous to each particular region, remain in full force to provide timely support, services and expertise.