SOURCE: Presstek, Inc.

Presstek, Inc.

October 05, 2009 16:15 ET

Presstek Strengthens European Presence by Appointing Business Manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

HUDSON, NH--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing solutions, has strengthened its position in Europe by appointing Axel Thien as Business Manager for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Thien will be responsible for expanding Presstek's presence within the region by increasing installations and enhancing customer support. He will also be responsible for furthering the development of the regional dealer channel.

Thien joins Presstek with eleven years of industry experience working in a variety of roles at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, including the last four years as Product Manager CTP and six years as Product Manager Consumables for Heidelberg USA. Earlier in his career, Thien spent five years with Agfa in a variety of management roles.

"Presstek has a deserved reputation in the industry for being a reliable partner in the CTP and digital offset printing sector," says Thien. "The company also has excellent environmental credentials, which is crucial in today's environmentally aware climate. Printers today aren't just looking for efficient and affordable systems; they want solutions that are environmentally friendly and help them differentiate themselves from their competitors. Chemistry-free CTP plates and DI® digital offset printing presses help businesses ensure that these modern market demands are met."

"I am thrilled that Axel is joining the Presstek team," says Guy Sasson, Presstek President Europe, Africa and Middle East Region. "He has a strong industry record of increasing market share and developing strong customer relations by executing sales strategies. He is the ideal leader to increase Presstek's presence in the region. I look forward to working with him."

About Presstek

Presstek, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high tech digital imaging solutions to the graphic arts and laser imaging markets. Presstek's patented DI®, CTP and plate products provide a streamlined workflow in a chemistry-free environment, thereby reducing printing cycle time and lowering production costs. Presstek solutions are designed to make it easier for printers to cost effectively meet increasing customer demand for high-quality, shorter print runs and faster turnaround while providing improved profit margins. Presstek subsidiary, Lasertel, Inc., manufactures semiconductor laser diodes for Presstek's and external customers' applications. For more information visit, send an e-mail to or call +44 20 8745 8000 (Europe) or +1 603 594-8585, ext. 3599 (North America).

DI is a registered trademark of Presstek, Inc.

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