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Wiley Appointed President, Esko North America

MIAMISBURG, OH--Esko appointed Tony Wiley president, North America, effective Jan. 1, 2014. In his new role, Tony will report directly to Christian Korte, Esko CCO. Wiley (top photo) succeeds Mark Quinlan, who is leaving Esko to pursue another opportunity.

Wiley will direct a well-structured organization with direct sales operations overseeing Eastern, Central and Western regions in the U.S., as well as a group in Canada. Esko North America also has marketing, market development, customer and operations services. The North America team supports groups serving specific customers, markets and applications including brand owners, digital flexo, and sign and display.

Wiley joined Esko in 1999, assuming roles of increasing responsibility over the past 15 years. He successfully led the North American customer service organization for 10 years and had been, most recently, vice president, U.S. Central Region sales, for the past five years.

“North America is a very important, growing global region for Esko, with many customers who are pioneers in our industry. We continue to focus on and invest resources to this area – the selection of a strong leader was critical for us. With his proven success in both service and sales, Tony has an extensive knowledge of Esko products and our customers’ needs. He has extended the U.S. Central region to a strong performing area for Esko in North America,” comments Korte.

Replacing Wiley as vice president, U.S. Central Region sales, is Steve Bennett (center photo), who most recently held the role of vice president, digital finishing business, and had been vice president, new business development.

Parallel with this organizational change, Esko is forming an autonomous business organization in Latin America, driven by Ernande Ramos (bottom photo), vice president, Latin America, who will also report to Korte. This will allow Esko to react more specifically to the unique market dynamics of Central and South America.