• 13 October 2021 - 14 October 2021
  • Virtual

World Printers Summit

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Almut Reichart

Senior scientist, German Environment Agency

Almut Reichart is a senior scientist at the German Environment Agency responsible for pulp and paper environmental issues including sector recommendations for Germany and Europe. She chairs the German working group “Best Available Techniques for Pulp and Paper Industry” and manages research for best available techniques, or unwanted substances, in the life cycle of paper products.

Beatrice Klose

Secretary general of Intergraf, the European Federation for Print and Digital Communication, the World Print & Communication Forum

As secretary general of Intergraf, the European Federation for Print and Digital Communication, and of the World Print & Communication Forum, Beatrice has expert knowledge of the graphical industries sector. Together with her Intergraf team Beatrice works on European policies affecting the printing industry and ensures that the graphic industry’s voice is heard at EU level. She works on the development of ISO Standards, organises large international conferences and exhibitions for the security printing industry and contributes to the certification for security printers. She studied Business administration as well as European Studies and International Management in Germany and France. Beatrice is German and has worked and lived in France, Germany, the US and Belgium.

Erik Ohls

Erik Ohls worked for several years for UPM before his retirement. He graduated from Helsinki Technical University, Paper Technology. Worked in the Finnish paper industry in Finland and abroad. He was mostly involved in technical issues of customer services and global technical marketing. Activities includes memberships in customer organisations in North America and Europe.

Jean-François Robert

Technical Director for the paper-cardboard and glass sectors, Citeo

Jean-François Robert, Technical Director for the paper-cardboard and glass sectors at Citeo — the French Producer Responsibility Organization dedicated to paper and packaging. Within the Ecodesign team, his mission is to steer R&D and co-ordinate eco-modulation to these products to encourage companies to adopt the best eco-design practices.

Martin Gercke

VP Technical Sales, Stora Enso

Martin Gercke is the vice president technical sales at Stora Enso. He is responsible for the global technical customer service team in the Paper Division of Stora Enso since 2012. Program director for Stora Enso Print & Paper Academies since 2015. Background in paper engineering and degree in logistics management. Member of OPHAL board.

Martin Schorn

Director Technical Customer Service, UPM
Martin Schorn is a paper industry professional with more than 20 years technical and Sales knowledge. At UPM, Martin has worked in different roles in Technical Sales and Marketing, as well as Sales in Germany and in the UK. In his current role as Director of Technical Customer Service, News & Retail at UPM Communication Papers, he leads a European team of technical service experts and is responsible for developing and implementing technical service strategy for the News & Retail strategic business unit. Martin Schorn has been an active member of the IFRA Newsprint and Newsink Committee and the WAN-Ifra World Printers Forum Working Group respectively for many years and holds a Masters Degree in in Wood Science and Technology.

Mike Elmore

Global Product Manager, Cascade Corporation
Mike Elmore joined Cascade Corporation in June of 2016 where he assumed the position of Global Product Manager. In this role at Cascade he is responsible for paper roll clamps, damage reduction products, rotating products and Sensor Forks technologies. Prior to joining Cascade, he was the Global Marketing Manager for ESCO Corporation where he was responsible for the development and communication of global market information and sales collateral for divisional markets and products. Previous to ESCO he was the Marketing Manager for KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (formerly Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging) where he was responsible for the direction, design and implementation of comprehensive product and segment marketing plans across multiple manufacturing locations. He has extensive product management, product development, marketing and sales experience, a significant portion of which is associated with the pulp and paper industry.

Nigel Wells

Principal of Virtual Industrial Marketing

Managing editor of over 20 international cross industry projects for Web Offset Champion Group, PrintCity, icmPrint, and OPHAL. Entered the industry as an apprentice printer in the UK, followed by 20 years in Australia working in print production and management. Returned to Europe working in Munich and Madrid for the Eurografica consultancy, followed by business development for MEGTEC. Studies include printing technology in the UK, management in Australia, and Masters in industrial marketing, Paris CNAM. Associate of Ecograf, principal of Virtual Industrial Marketing.

Philipp Stolper

Head of Department Materials & Environment, FOGRA
Philipp Stolper is Head of Department Materials & Environment at FOGRA since 2019. He joined the institute in 2008 where he has focused on UV printing techniques and mineral oil-free inks. He studied medicine and chemistry at the University of Ulm, his PhD thesis at the Technische Universität München was on the combination of classical analytical methods and bioanalysis.

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