Xitron Hires Patrick Ruebensaal as Flexo Evangelist

Other positions filled in finance, marketing, and operations

Ann Arbor, MI, May 16, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Xitron, the leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for the printing industry, has announced the hiring of flexographic expert Patrick Ruebensaal. An industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in prepress workflow, Patrick holds certifications from Agfa, Esko, Kodak, FujiFilm, and Xitron, as well as flexography certifications from Clemson University.

Ruebensaal will be responsible for educating Xitron dealers on flexographic workflow and imaging software, training their technical staff on functionality and use, and introducing Xitron’s concept of prepress independence to a customer audience long resigned to single-vendor choices.

“Patrick’s impact on our customers and dealers will be felt immediately,” said Karen Crews, President of Xitron. “As we partner with organizations like Anderson & Vreeland to launch products into the flexographic and packaging markets, it’s essential that we hire the most knowledgeable people available. Patrick was at the top of our list.”

Recent growth in market share has necessitated staff expansion in other areas as well. Vanguard Graphics International, Xitron’s parent company, recently named Judy Wallace as Vice President of Finance for the organization at Xitron’s Ann Arbor, Michigan headquarters. In addition, Jennica Graustein has been named Graphic Designer/Marketing Coordinator, and Rachel Datson, Order Fulfillment Coordinator.

“We’re pleased to be in a position of growth during one of the toughest economic climates the print industry has endured,” said Crews. “It speaks well of our products, our people, and our commitment. I’m looking forward to contributions being made by each new member of our team.”

About Xitron
Xitron develops advanced workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry’s most popular new, and legacy output devices, prolonging our customers’ investments. In addition, Xitron’s pressroom workflow solutions extend the functionality of press consoles from a number of industry leading press manufacturers. Xitron’s Navigator RIP, Raster Blaster TIFF Catcher, and Xenith Workflow solutions are recognized as pre-press standards.

Built around the Harlequin RIP core technology from Global Graphics and the Adobe PDF Print Engine from Adobe Systems, Xitron engineers continue to develop solutions for the graphic arts market, driving hundreds of different models of imagesetters, proofers, platesetters, and digital presses. With shipments of more than 25,000 RIPs, Xitron is the largest independent provider in the market. For more information about Xitron, visit us at www.xitron.com.

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