X-Rite Appoints Antoine Preisig as General Manager for EMEA Region

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Proven track record in international general management brings added value to X-Rite leadership team.

Antoine Preisig, GM for EMEA, X-Rite Pantone

Preisig's deep understanding of the business needs in the region and expertise in engineering, information technology, marketing and sales make him ideally suited to lead X-Rite’s EMEA operations as we expand our presence across Europe.

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announced that Antoine Preisig has joined X-Rite Pantone as General Manager for the EMEA region. Preisig is responsible for managing the company’s EMEA business across all of the industries and product lines as well as developing business strategies for the region. He is based in Regensdorf, Switzerland and reports directly to Ron Voigt, President of X-Rite Pantone.

“We are thrilled to have Antoine as part of our team,” said Voigt. “He brings to X-Rite more than 25 years of international general management experience building high performance organizations across a range of industries. His deep understanding of the business needs in the region and expertise in engineering, information technology, marketing and sales make him ideally suited to lead X-Rite’s EMEA operations as we expand our presence across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”

Prior to joining X-Rite, Preisig spent four years as the CEO of EMS Dental, where he was responsible for growing the company’s global dental business. His responsibilities included management of product strategy, research & development, sales, marketing, after-sales support and quality control as well as various manufacturing sites. Preisig has also held senior leadership positions at Logitech and Dell Computers.

“I am looking forward to leading the X-Rite Pantone team in EMEA,” said Preisig. “X-Rite Pantone is extremely diverse in the industries it serves. Not only does the company have market-leading products, but it is the only company in its segment that can provide a complete end-to-end color management workflow for its customers. The X-Rite Pantone team has a great deal of talent that will, through innovation, continue to keep the company ahead of its competition.”

Preisig has been educated in Electrical Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne and trained in leadership and marketing management at IMD. He is fluent in German, Swiss German, Swiss French and English.

About X-Rite
Founded in 1958, X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in color science and technology. With its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite Pantone offers a full range of color management solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color throughout their processes. X-Rite Pantone products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries. For further information, please visit http://www.xrite.com. For the latest news, information and conversations, connect with X-Rite on LinkedIn, Vimeo, Twitter, and Facebook.

About Pantone
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at http://www.pantone.com.

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