My entrance into the printing community began back in 1982 where I attended the Printing and Books School in Krakow, Poland, also my place of birth. After graduation I became a high school teacher, specializing in the printing profession where back then esthetics, fonts, professional words played a primary role.
In 1997 I was a sales manager for a printing equipment and supplies distribution company and I recall telling the owner that business of the future is…digital printing. Since then, through various sales and business development positions for Philip Morris, Heidelberg, DuPont and Hewlett-Packard I’ve observed first-hand how the printing industry has rapidly changed and grown.
And to this day, the world of print has remains a strong passion of mine!
Strengthening the Rotoflex name in Europe
My role for Rotoflex is quite strategic for Europe, especially with headquarters and manufacturing facilities based in Canada. Advantages of being located in Europe, is I can help manage product positioning and perception in this market with a focus on machine availability, pricing, faster delivery time and the overall sales process.
I am also involved in service support to create the best customer experience. Keeping a careful eye on the competition also motivates me personally in developing a creative approach to the business as many dynamics must be considered.
The key to future success for Rotoflex in Europe is strengthening our partnerships with distributors locally in their geographies, similar to the success Rotoflex has seen in India. I pay close attention to regional specifics and country expectations.
As a pragmatic optimist, I am driven to surpass the goals for Rotoflex in Europe!
Recent open house at Packtion B.V., the local agent for Mark Andy and Rotoflex in The Netherlands
Local demo centers
Having the Mark Andy European headquarters in Poland brings many advantages for the Rotoflex line, especially as a geographical center of Europe.
The Warsaw airport offers great connections throughout Europe. Therefore, our clients traveling within Europe can reach our demo center in a reasonable time, even coming from Portugal or Russia. At least one or two Rotoflex offline label finishing machines are always available to show, and demonstrates how they are complementary alongside Mark Andy printing presses. It’s an ideal offering for our visitors to the demo center to see all technologies in action.
A Rotoflex machine is also available for live demonstrations at the Mark Andy UK demo center in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Local service and regional events
Mark Andy Europe Open House
Mark your calendar for September 11-13 to meet me in Warsaw at the Mark Andy Europe Open House! You can count on seeing live demonstrations of Rotoflex off-line label finishing machines and Mark Andy label presses. Stay tuned for details!
About the Author
As Product and Sales Manager Rotoflex Europe, Artur Gondek brings a rich background in print through his education and positions with reputable names in the industry. Based in Poland, Artur is focused on supporting and developing long-term partnerships with local Rotoflex customers and agents throughout Europe. With a law degree from the University in Warsaw, Artur has a passion for European law where he keeps a close watch on developments and draws inspiration that he applies to business.
Connect with Artur on LinkedIn.