Landa appoints new CEO
Nascent digital technology developer Landa has a new CEO as the company begins to ramp up its installation programme for its nanographic print technology.
Arik Gordon is the new man at the top, coming from the same business as Landa active chairman Asher Levy, electronics outfit Orbotech, where the two worked together until Levy joined Landa in January this year to drive sales.
Gordon said: "I am delighted and excited to join Landa Digital Printing. Landa has a special and rare combination of technology, products, professionals, and, not least, the potential to lead the trillion-dollar printing industry. As CEO, I accept the mission of leading Landa's talented team in Israel, and worldwide, to realise the significant opportunity ahead of us."
Landa Digital launched its nanographic press concept eight years ago, with the promise of offset quality at offset speeds on offset paper, but for a digital press with no makeready and no plates. Since then the company has taken longer than expected to get its presses ready for market, but in the last year has started shipping beta models of the single sided carton press, the Landa S10.
Several Australian businesses stumped up $10,000 for a place in the queue back on 2012, but it is likely to be still some time before a Landa press lands here. Michael Mogridge is the general manager for this region including Australia, New Zealand, Asia and China. Landa nano presses are also being sold through Komori under its Impremia 40 brand.
Landa Digital Printing has around 550 staff and is one part of the Landa business. It is owned by Benny Landa and German entrepreneur Susanne Klatten.