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The TOPPAN board of Directors has named Jens Bauer Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of INTERPRINT Group effective January 1, 2023. He will succeed Hideo Yoshikawa who has been serving as CEO since 2019. While Yoshikawa will officially retire, he will continue to advise INTERPRINT in strategic matters from 2023 on.
Jens Bauer has been working for INTERPRINT since 1995 in various responsibilities, among them as Managing Director of INTERPRINT, Inc. in Pittsfield, MA, USA and as Managing Director of INTERPRINT ́s previous owner, Wrede Industrieholding GmbH & Co. KG, until he assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of INTERPRINT Group in 2018. He will continue to carry the responsibility as CFO.
Hideo Yoshikawa has been working for TOPPAN since 1978 in many overseas assignments in the USA and Europe, among them as Managing Director of TOPPAN Interamerica, Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA and as Managing Director of TOPPAN Europe GmbH, Düsseldorf. He has been very successfully promoting the internationalization of TOPPAN ́s décor business activities by initiating and supporting the related strategic steps in the USA and Europe, including the acquisition of INTERPRINT group in 2019.
The remaining top management team stays unchanged with Robert Bierfreund carrying the responsibility as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Holger Dzeia as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) and Stephan Igel as Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO).
About INTERPRINT"Think global, act local" - this has been INTERPRINT's philosophy for more than 50 years. With approximately 1,500 employees at nine production locations and five sales offices, INTERPRINT is one of the leading decor printers worldwide. The innovative and creative decors cover the surfaces of numerous wood-based materials, which are used for the production of furniture or flooring and complement interior design. Since 2019, INTERPRINT has been part of the globally active Japanese Toppan Group, which has already led to a multiplication of the product variety and technical possibilities.
About TOPPANEstablished in Tokyo in 1900, Toppan is a leading and diversified global provider committed to delivering sustainable, integrated solutions in fields including printing, communications, security, packaging, décor materials, electronics, and digital transformation. Toppan’s global team of more than 50,000 employees offers optimal solutions enabled by industry-leading expertise and technologies to address the diverse challenges of every business sector and society and contribute to the achievement of shared sustainability goals.