Buitenkamp appointed director at Starleaton

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National wide format solutions and media supplier Starleaton has appointed John Buitenkamp to the new role of sales and marketing director.

(l-r) Ben Eaton, GM, Starleaton, with John Buitenkamp, the new Product Manager
Stepping up: John Buitenkamp (right), the new sales and marketing director at Starleaton, with Ben Eaton, CEO

Buitenkamp moves up from the role of product manager, which will remain within his portfolio, and has already started in the new position. The sales role was previously handled by CEO Ben Eaton.

Buitenkamp said, "It is an exciting role, I am delighted. Starleaton is committed to serving the market with best-in-class solutions, combined with unrivalled expertise. I am looking forward to working with our customers to deliver the hardware, software and media that will give them the performance they seek."

Starleaton has a dozen sales staff on the road, who will now report to Buitenkamp. The company supplies a range of wide format print systems, finishing equipment and colour management tools, as well as media for virtually every application in wide format, including floor, wall, display, window and textiles. It signed a deal with 3M in August.

The company is in the process of launching a new website, and is developing its Zund rental programme. It has also appointed a new marketing executive, Holly Mahoney.

Buitenkamp came to Australia five years ago to work with Starleaton, joining from media manufacturer Neschen, which Starleaton continues to supply, where he had worked for 20 years. Prior to joining Starleaton he had been to Australia a dozen times in his role with Neschen.

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