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Highcon names Bar-Shany as new chair

Digital cutting and creasing machines developer Highcon has appointed Alon Bar-Shany, the former general manager of HP Indigo, as the new chairman of its board.

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Alon Bar-Shany previously served as the general manager of HP Indigo

Bar-Shany will take over from Amichai Steimberg, who held the position since the middle of 2020 and oversaw the company’s successful IPO process.

Highcon’s board features a number of other leading names in print, including Indigo founder and current Landa Group chairman Benny Landa, as well as Adina Shorr, the former chief executive of Object, Scodix and CellGuide.

“Highcon has been a pioneer in the digitalisation of the post-print part of the process which, after the growing adoption of digital printing, is where many bottlenecks now occur,” Bar-Shany says.

Highcon has been a pioneer in the digitalisation of the post-print part of the process

Meanwhile, Highcon has also appointed Simon Lewis as its new vice president of marketing.

Lewis has worked in print for 27 years and spent the last 14 years at HP Indigo where, most recently serving as regional business manager in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Shlomo Nimrodi, chief executive of Highcon, says: “Alon’s industry expertise and reach, coupled with his experience in growing a capital equipment company, will be instrumental in executing our go-to-market strategy and scale-up.

“I am also delighted to welcome Simon to the Highcon team leading our marketing strategy and execution.”

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