Presstek Appoints Axel Thien President of its Europe, Africa, and Middle East Region

Friday, March 9, 2012

Axel-Thien Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced it has appointed Axel Thien as President of its Europe, Africa, and Middle East Region (“EAMER”). Mr. Thien joined Presstek in 2009 and currently serves as Managing Director of Presstek Germany. His extensive industry experience prior to joining Presstek includes 10 years of product management experience at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and five years in a number of management roles with Agfa. Thien replaces Guy Sasson, who is leaving the company to accept a new position outside the industry.


“I am excited that Axel will be leading the Presstek EAMER team,” says Stanley E. Freimuth, Presstek’s Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer. “He has excellent industry experience and a commitment to developing strong customer relationships. He is the ideal leader to increase Presstek’s presence in a region that has tremendous opportunity for Presstek, and I look forward to working with him.”


“I am pleased to be leading such a talented team of people,” Thien says, “and believe that 2012 will be an exciting year for Presstek as we continue to expand within the region. Our presence at drupa 2012, where we will feature the Presstek 75DI and 52DI digital offset presses and our expanded plate portfolio, will provide a good opportunity for me to personally meet many of our current and future EAMER customers.”


The Presstek 75DI digital offset press is a highly automated B2 digital offset press that is available in 4- to 10-color configurations. It has a full range of productivity enhancing options, including an inline aqueous coater. The 75DI features support for 300 lpi and FM screening, the ability to go from digital file to sellable sheet in 6-minutes, and a small environmental footprint. The press prints up to 16,000 full-size press sheets per hour. At drupa, Presstek will feature a 5-color 75DI with aqueous coater in Hall 4, Stand 4B03.

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