Jenne Smit joins Cron Europe

Packaging Solutions

Cron Europe has announced the appointment of Jenne Smit as vice president of the new Flexo Business Division, demonstrating a further commitment to growing Cron’s market share in Europe.

Jenne joins Cron Europe with many years’ experience in the graphic arts and packaging sector, most recently as sales manager, Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia for Xeikon (now part of Flint Group) where he oversaw the pre-press division. He has also previously worked for Agfa, Hagra and ECRM, as well as running his own business.

Jenne’s appointment follows the recent announcement that Stefan Werner is taking over as the company’s sales director for EMEAR, following the retirement of Derek Sizer as regional director.

‘I have been following the progress of Cron Europe for some time so I am excited to have the opportunity to join such a highly skilled and dedicated team,’ commented Jenne. ‘Cron has become a very serious player in flexo pre-press machinery for packaging and labels, challenging the big names with market-leading expertise, developing very high quality yet affordable machines that deliver high quality imaging and fantastic flexibility.’

Jenne will be responsible for the growth of the company’s expanding flexo CTP and pre-press portfolio, including the highly efficient HDI Flexo H and H+ CTP series, which feature high power lasers that can deliver almost double the production speed of previous models, and achieve resolutions up to 9600 dpi as standard, ideal for fine labelling and packaging work. Cron offers an extensive selection of digital pre-press solutions for all kinds of packaging, labelling and commercial applications, compatible with a wide range of plate types, regardless of manufacturer.

‘Cron’s reasonably priced pre-press solutions are proving very popular because they allow printers and converters to bring pre-press in house, thereby increasing flexibility and reducing costs,’ continued Jenne. ‘With all the benefits of digital workflow, Cron machinery is proven in reliability, efficiency and excellent value for money.’

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