Ferro and its Dip-Tech business have appointed Erik de Jongh and Jens Risse to jointly serve as managing directors, starting December 1, 2018.

Risse and de Jongh will replace Dip-Tech’s managing director, Alon Lumbroso, who is leaving to pursue other career opportunities as of January 31, 2019. Lumbroso, who joined Dip-Tech as CEO in 2015, contributed to the company’s growth and development, as well as its sale to Ferro in August 2017.

Risse has been with Ferro since 2001. He is currently European business manager of industrial specialties, and has also served as Dip-Tech integration manager since the acquisition. He will assume his new Dip-Tech leadership role while continuing as European business manager. His new responsibilities will center on further growing the digital business: driving development projects, integrating teams of field professionals to supply colors close to the customers and expanding the abilities of traditional analog decoration with digital decoration printers and inks.

de Jongh has been responsible for Dip-Tech’s worldwide sales for more than ten years. He has served as Dip-Tech vice president of sales and continued to lead the sales after the integration into the Ferro Performance Colors and Glass organization. de Jongh will take a lead position in terms of global digital printing sales and marketing, as well as additional responsibilities in terms of operations, research and development, supply chain, human resources and finance, with local groups reporting to him.

“Alon Lumbroso has done a remarkable job moving Dip-Tech forward, fostering leading-edge digital glass printing technology and helping develop market demand, and for this we sincerely thank him,” says Dieter Binder, Ferro’s vice president of Europe and Performance Colors and Glass. “The leadership responsibilities at Dip-Tech are now moving to the capable hands of Erik de Jongh and Jens Risse. With their experience, synergistic strengths, and familiarity with both the digital and analog glass print markets and the Dip-Tech family of employees, Erik and Jens are uniquely equipped to manage the business. Under their leadership and with our combined resources, Dip-Tech and Ferro are the all-inclusive glass color solution provider for analog and digital printing and coatings for our markets.”

de Jongh says, “After more than a decade of leading sales at Dip-Tech, I am honored and excited to take on more responsibilities within the organization, together with my esteemed colleague, Jens. I look forward to continuing to serve our customers together with the same commitment and personal attention Dip-Tech prides itself on, as we more fully integrate into the promising future of Ferro and digital glass.”

“Having worked with the Dip-Tech team since the acquisition, I know the incredible abilities and potential of our digital glass printing technology well. I am very happy to be joining forces with Erik to take the opportunities and innovations of Ferro and Dip-Tech further – to provide an even broader digital glass offering as we continue to develop new inks, new technologies, and penetrate more markets with digital printing solutions,” adds Risse.

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