Yoshiharu Komori takes on the mantle of Global Print president

Yoshiharu Komori & Hank Brandtjen

Yoshiharu Komori & Hank Brandtjen

21 May 2010 – Global Print, the federation that brings together a global constituency of printing industry members, including Picon, chose Ipex as the international event at which to announce Yoshiharu Komori as its new president, who takes over the reins from outgoing president Hank Brandtjen of Brandtjen & Kluge. Kai Büntemeyer, who is managing partner at Kolbus in Germany, carries on as vice-president.

“It is an honour to be chosen as president,” says Mr Komori, chief executive officer and representative director of Komori Corporation in Japan, who was previously vice-president along with Mr Büntemeyer. “This is an exciting time for the printing industry, and after the resounding success of Ipex, Global Print is committed to helping its members to build for the future.”
Global Print is a federation which is concerned with furthering the common interests and mutual understanding among manufacturers, paper-making and converting machinery and equipment and consumables in particular, including the timely collection of relevant statistical and market data. It was formed in 2006 to address the need for a unified global voice in an increasing diverse market and to give further reach to the work of organisations such as Picon and EUMAPRINT.

Global Print’s access to, and analysis of, current, relevant and specific data is invaluable for the assessment, evaluation and development of the printing industry worldwide. This information is gathered through member associations from small independent companies to large multinationals from Asia, Europe and the US and provides the clearest and most accurate snapshot of the world printing industry at one given time.

It is this unrivalled, intense knowledge of the global graphic arts market that gives Global Print its unique authority, voiced through its Presidents, Vice Presidents and Secretaries General, all of them captains of this remarkable industry.