Screen Americas is expanding the remit of its Label and Packaging Solutions division following the promotion of Dean Kenan into a new role designed to enhance its customers’ experiences.

Mr Kenan has been promoted into the position of vice president of sales for the company’s Label and Packaging Solutions division, where he will oversee sales of the company’s expanding portfolio of systems and technologies for the label and packaging market.

He previously held the position of vice president of sales for the company’s Western region, and has been with Screen Americas since 2013. He previously worked at Kodak, Hybrid Software and Canon.

Screen Americas president Ken Ingram said, ‘Globally, Screen has seen significant growth in its label press business over the last eight years. This success has been the basis for creating new solutions in the digital packaging market, which is an important market for us. Screen is dedicating significant R&D and manufacturing resources to build solutions and roll out services that will further enhance its position as a key leader in the packaging industry.’

As such, it is anticipated Mr Kenan will oversee the first installation of the new Screen Truepress Pac 830F in the US, which is scheduled for summer 2022.

Mr Ingram continued, ‘Dean has done a great job for us driving sales for our products in the Midwest and West and we are excited to see what he and the digital packaging solutions team can do moving forward.’

Mr Kenan will also help provide centralised support for the company’s label and packaging sales team, and allowing sales representatives to devote more attention to their customers before, during and after press installations.

Mr Kenan said, ‘I think printers will be receptive to having an extra set of ears listening to their concerns. With the new sales structure, I will be able to identify the frequency of such concerns and address them accordingly with Screen’s upper management. This arrangement will allow the sales team to spend more time on selling and servicing our customers.’