Landa appoints active chairman to drive sales
Digital nano print business Landa has a new active chairman, whose first job will be to find a new CEO, and then drive sales for the print pioneer.
The well-known company says it is an 'accelerating growth phase' following the roll-out of its first nanographic presses over the past 18 months.
Levy comes from a technology background, until a year ago he was CEO of technology company Orbotech, which trebled its sales during his six year tenure at the top.
Current Landa CEO Yishai Amir is stepping down after four years in the role 'to proceed to my next challenge'.
Landa Digital Printing (LDP), which started as a spin-out of Landa Labs ten years ago, now employs some 600 people. It launched its nano press concept at drupa 2012, with some 400 printers stumping up $10,000 each for a place in the queue to get one. Progress to production has taken longer than initially anticipated as the company has had to deal with some significant obstacles in chemistry and physics in its quest to deliver 'offset quality at offset speeds on offset stock on a digital press'. However the last 18 months have seen the first presses go in.
“2019 was a pivotal year for Landa Digital Printing, which saw its first press installations being enthusiastically received by customers," said Benny Landa, chairman of the Landa Group.
He said, "The company is now poised for unprecedented growth and is deserving of a dedicated active chairman. Asher is an accomplished executive whose decades-long career helped Orbotech become world market leader in its field. As CEO of Orbotech, Asher grew the company to become a billion-dollar-plus enterprise. Asher brings exactly the right skillset, experience and leadership to help guide LDP and its management through a rapid growth curve. On behalf of my fellow shareholders, Altana and SKion, and myself, we warmly welcome Asher Levy to the board.”