Michelman recently announced an addition to its workforce, as well as an advisory board appointment. Pasha Solel has been named senior business development manager for the company’s Flexible Packaging market. Before joining Michelman, Solel spent nearly a decade with HP Indigo as a material applications expert, working with major converters and focusing on labels and flexible packaging applications. Prior to HP, he spent many years in the sustainable solar power industry, having experience with various plastics, adhesives, coatings, treatments, and curing technologies.

“In addition to his strong technical background and customer-intimate approach, Pasha brings an in-depth understanding of how digital imaging and state-of-the art finishing workflows will help our customers adapt to the high market and brand demands for sustainability, functional performance, and quick turnaround,” said Ralph Giammarco, global business development director for Printing & Packaging.

Michelman also announced that Gianluigi Rankin, global marketing manager for Digital Printing, has been named to the Digital Print for Packaging US Advisory Board. Along with peers from Siegwerk, EFI, HP, Smithers, Ball Corp., and Global Inkjet Systems Ltd., he will help shape future Digital Print for Packaging events and programs hosted by Smithers.

“I’m excited to collaborate with this panel of expert advisory board members who thoroughly understand the current trends of the digital printing industry,” Rankin said. “I look forward to helping shape relevant and industry-leading events.”

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