X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, today announced that it has appointed Dr Iris Mangelschots, President for the Asia Pacific Region. In her new position, Dr. Mangelschots will be responsible for all aspects of the company's activities in Japan, Greater China, India, Southeast Asia, and Australia.
"After many years of running our Imaging and Media business unit and our global sales and marketing organization, Iris has developed unique qualifications necessary to establish a cross functional organization in the APAC region to ensure that X-Rite/Pantone sales and profit performances are commensurate with the significant opportunities we see going forward," commented Tom Vacchiano, X-Rite's CEO.
Most recently, Dr. Mangelschots served as Senior Vice President for Global Sales & Marketing for X-Rite. Prior to that assignment, Dr. Mangelschots served as Vice President of X-Rite's Imaging and Media business unit, having joined X-Rite as part of the Gretag-Macbeth (Amazys Holding AG) acquisition, in July 2006. During her tenure at Gretag-Macbeth, she was Vice President and General Manager for the Digital Imaging Business Unit.
Before joining Gretag-Macbeth, Dr. Mangelschots held key positions at Rockwell Automation AG, a worldwide market leader in industrial automation and at Cerberus Corporation, a worldwide market leader in electronic safety management systems.
"I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to take on this new challenge in one of the fastest growing markets in the world. We see a tremendous opportunity for X-Rite's broad range of color solutions to enable customers across the Asia Pacific region to experience color consistency across their workflows and supply chains in multiple vertical markets," commented Dr. Mangelschots.
A native of Belgium, Dr. Mangelschots holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and a Master of Sciences degree in Physics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.