AVT – New president for European operations
ISRAEL • The manufacturer of systems for print inspection, print process control, and quality assurance, has named industry veteran Walter Nackaerts as its new president of European operations. He will be based in Mechelen, Belgium, and brings more than 25 years of experience in a broad range of managerial positions at multinational companies in the printing and healthcare industries.
Walter Nackaerts began his career with Xerox where, during his 13-year tenure, he accrued a wealth of experience in sales, marketing and service in the European marketplace, eventually gaining appointment as head of the company’s development center for digital printing solutions in the UK. Most recently, he served as managing director of emerging markets for Agfa Graphics. In this role, he was responsible for go-to-market strategies, sales and service for the newspaper, commercial, packaging, and sign & display sectors. Prior to this role, he was head of Global Sales & Service at Agfa Healthcare Imaging, where he was instrumental to the business’ worldwide success – particularly its impressive expansion in China – as well as the design and roll-out of a new portfolio of direct radiology solutions for parent company Agfa Healthcare.
In his new role, Walter Nackaerts will lead AVT’s European operations at a particularly promising, opportunity-rich time for the company. AVT has engaged in several high-profile installations and partnerships of late, including a strategic alliance with leading solutions provider Erhardt+Leimer to provide a wider range of integrated automation solutions for the printing and converting industries.