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Ron Voigt has been appointed as president of X-Rite, Incorporated, a Danaher Corporation company.  Related to this announcement, Tom Vacchiano announced his retirement as president of X-Rite, effective on March 1, 2013. For a smooth leadership transition and strong focused start to the year, Vacchiano will immediately take on an advisory role.

“Over the last several years, X-Rite and its subsidiary Pantone have become high performing businesses and global leaders in our industry. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time as part of this team, and now is the right moment for me to pursue a new course and let X-Rite grow with new leadership,” said Vacchiano. “I’m confident that Ron Voigt will help X-Rite remain a global industry leader, realise its full growth potential and continue to deliver quality colour science and technology products that meet the needs of current and future customers.”

“Ron brings with him great experience as a global business leader in service and technology companies,” said Danaher Corporation Executive Vice President Dan Daniel. “It’s great to have him join the X-Rite team and I look forward to working with him as he leads the company into the future.”

Over his 25 year career, Voigt has held global leadership positions at Danaher and Delphi. Most recently, he was President of Commercial and Services Operations at Tektronix. Prior to that, Voigt was president of Kollmorgen. Before joining Danaher, he held a number of leadership positions at Delphi including divisional leader, vice president, business unit leader and managing director of European Operations.

Voigt earned a master’s degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University. He is based in Kentwood, Michigan, USA.