Hannover, Germany // ColorGATE, a leading vendor of powerful software and hardware products for colour-critical digital printing, keeps strengthening its team: Oliver Guth, a well-known expert for digital décor printing, has joined the company on February 1st as Key Account Manager Industrial Printing.
Many ColorGATE users and prospects will know Oliver from his previous positions at companies like caddon and Impress, a leading décor producer.
Oliver has worked as a color management expert and later managed large-scale digital printing projects in the décor industry.
He brings vast experience in establishing a digital printing culture in companies to the table. He has deep knowledge of printing processes, standards and quality assurance, and he knows ColorGATE’s product portfolio very well from a user perspective. In his new role, Oliver will focus on accelerating the adoption of digital printing processes in the décor market.
He will analyze customers’ workflows and requirements and help them lead their digital print projects to success, based on the latest technology. With his know-how, he will assist ColorGATE’s customers in expanding and improving their businesses.
Thomas Kirschner, ColorGATE’s CEO, comments: “An integral part of our company strategy is to deliver expert knowledge to accelerate the beneficial adoption of digital printing. This includes our portfolio of software, hardware and professional services, and brings huge efficiency gains to applications such as digital textile, ceramics, packaging and décor printing.
Oliver, now on board with ColorGATE, is a perfect fit with this strategy. He has successfully managed digital décor printing projects himself in the key area of analog to digital conversion and knows our customers’ perspective.”
Oliver adds: “I am very excited to join the team. ColorGATE is the market leader in digital décor printing technology already, but the digital transformation in the industry has just started. Based on my experience as a digital décor producer, I know the challenges in such projects exactly and also how to overcome them.”
For more than 20 years, ColorGATEs software, color and service competence has been driving the digitalization of the printing industry. The company offers a broad range of proofing and color management solutions for graphic arts and large format printing, but it is also growing strongly in the growing industrial printing market. ColorGATE offers digital expertise and solutions for printing system manufacturers, as well as print service providers and technology users in décor, ceramics, textile and packaging printing.
ColorGATE delivers an innovative, tailor-made, and modular portfolio of software and hardware solutions for industrial printing and decoration applications along the entire process chain. ColorGATE puts a special focus on accurate and consistent color reproduction, combined with highest performance.
ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH is managed by co-founder Thomas Kirschner as CEO since 1997 and is an independent subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd. since 2018.