Philipp Zimmermann is Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed’s new head of sales

Zimmermann took charge on 1 August

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Philipp Zimmermann is Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed’s new head of sales
Philipp Zimmermann ist als neuer Vice President Sales für den weltweiten Vertrieb der Business Unit Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed verantwortlich

Philipp Zimmermann has taken charge of the global sales of web offset and digital printing presses by Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed with effect from 1 August 2022. One focus of his tasks as vice-president of sales will be the continued expansion of the market presence of the high-performance digital printing press RotaJET in the packaging, decor, and book printing segments. 

Zimmermann, who has prior experience and know-how in the field of special machine engineering Philipp Zimmerma,nn plans to further consolidate the close business relationships with commercial and newspaper printers.

Zimmermann worked for KraussMaffei Technologies, a leading manufacturer of machinery for the plastics industry, for the past 10 years. He joined the company as area sales manager for Asia, and was appointed product and sales manager for composite fiber and surface technologies for reaction process machinery in 2014.

In 2018, he became the head of the business unit that manufactures special machines for lightweight construction and high-end surface technologies, as well as process and system solutions for the manufacturing of industrial components using polyurethane and other reactive materials. for the past two years, he was responsible for the global sales of reaction process machinery and achieved significant market growth in his segment during this time. 

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