ELGIN, IL—Print finishing equipment manufacturer A B Graphic International (ABG) has further expanded its US sales team to support ongoing growth in the territory. Jim Kehring moves from technical sales into the new position of west coast regional sales manager covering Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington State, and will report directly into Al Spendlow, ABG’s US managing director.
Kehring began his ABG career as a field service technician, moving into the position of strategic partner coordinator, where he was a central point of contact for ABG’s key partners in the US. His role evolved into technical sales, before moving into his current regional sales manager appointment.
Commenting on his appointment, Kehring said: “As a regional sales manager, I’m looking forward to utilizing my accumulated technical knowledge and appetite for innovation to assist customers with the market-leading finishing solutions that ABG has to offer.”
Kehring will be instrumental in providing ABG’s customers with comprehensive knowledge and expertise across a wide range of equipment, including digital print finishing, automatic winding machines, winding and inspection machines, conventional web processing, camera inspection, special applications and special equipment.
“I am delighted that Jim has moved into this key appointment and feel that he’s perfectly suited to managing this growing customer portfolio,” said Spendlow. “With his technical background and a wealth of industry and application knowledge, he will be able to hit the ground running and make an instant impact.”