SCREEN Europe is pleased to announce the appointment of Osamu Yamagata as President of SCREEN Europe. Effective from 1 October, he will take over from Akihiro Fujii, who will return to Japan to join the board of SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd in Kyoto. In his new role, Osamu Yamagata will be responsible for managing and further growing the Japanese high-tech company’s graphic arts business portfolio in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
His responsibilities include SCREEN’s innovative inkjet digital printing technology: Truepress JET for commercial printing, Truepress LABEL for labels and the newly developed Truepress PAC range for Flexible Packaging, as well as SCREEN’s already well-established Computer-to-Plate (CtP) business.
Prior to his appointment as President, Osamu Yamagata was Vice President and Global Sales Manager, having joined SCREEN in 2018 as Sales Manager Label Printers. Mr. Yamagata has extensive international experience, having worked abroad for more than 16 years in Argentina, Brazil and Hong Kong. In addition to his native Japanese, he speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Bui Burke, Screen Europe Senior Vice President says: “We are very much looking forward to working with Mr. Yamagata in his new role as President SCREEN Europe. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and international experience which will help us to continue to build on our success as a leading supplier of digital inkjet printing equipment to the high-speed continuous, label printing and packaging markets in the EMEA region. Our gratitude goes to our colleague Mr. Akihiro Fujii for his leadership as President in our region over the past years. We congratulate him on his promotion to the board of SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd in Kyoto.”
Osamu Yamagata says: “On this exciting journey, I am truly delighted to embrace this new role. I look forward to the opportunity of connecting with both new and longstanding Screen customers to showcase our cutting-edge inkjet digital printing solutions as well as our traditional CTP products. The grand unveiling of our Inkjet Innovation Center (IIC) at our European headquarters in Aalsmeer, Netherlands, later this month, will serve as a testament to our commitment to innovation and customer engagement". It is SCREEN’s mission to be a good partner in each country of the diversified EMEA market.” Mr. Yamagata adds: “Building on our high-tech printing technology and renowned after-sales service, I see great potential for SCREEN Europe to increase our market share across Europe as well as in the Middle East and Africa. SCREEN has a superb portfolio of proven solutions designed to meet the needs of the diverse market sectors in the EMEA region.”