Alon Bar-Shany to leave HP Indigo

Haim Levit to succeed Bar-Shany

Alon Bar-Shany
Alon Bar-Shany, general manager leaves HP Indigo

Alon Bar-Shany, the general manager of HP Indigo for the past 15 years has announced his departure from the company. His departure will mark the end of Bar-Shany as the worldwide face of HP Indigo.

Bar-Shany first joined HP Indigo after leaving Israel Chemicals in 1995 where he held key executive positions in finance, strategic planning, and business development. Bar-Shany’s departure is a part of an ongoing restructuring within the company.

In March this year, Bar-Shany presided over the launch of Indigo’s new range of printing technologies including the HP Indigo 100K digital press which he described as being ‘born to run.’ The US-based Haim Levit will be his successor at HP Indigo. Levit’s most recent role was to lead the worldwide go-to-market for HP’s Industrial Graphics organization.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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  1. I think a huge loss to HP-Indigo. Although I was not one of the trade journalists close to him we saw each other at least from waving distance maybe 20 times in the past 20 years at drupas, labelexpos, interpacks, Igas and maybe a couple of times in Singapore, Israel and maybe also in the US and Austraiia. He is a young and obviously brilliant organizer and communicator. His quick grasp of the intricacies of new things such as digital cartons and flexible packaging have demonstrated a great focus on making the future possible. I am of course keen to know the real reason for his departure and where he is going and also what are the real financial numbers of HP Indigo.


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