Matik, Inc., a North American distributor of European print and packaging technologies, has appointed Bill Strake as Eastern Region Sales Manager, Vinfoil Products. In this role, Strake will represent Matik Vinfoil cold foil products throughout the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada.
Strake has had an accomplished career in cold foiling and converting. Most recently, he successfully introduced Compact Foiler cold foil systems to the USA and sold multiple installations. He continues to sell Cameron slitter-rewinders for GLV (part of Valmet) in the paper and film packaging markets and for CGA-HolloWrap stretch & prestretch film slitter/rewinders. He has also held technical management and product development roles at Cam Tech, LLC Appleton, Wisconsin.
“I am looking forward to working with Matik’s customers,” comments Strake. “A good part of my career has been spent focusing on introducing the latest technologies, an area where Matik represents many exceptional companies. I am impressed with Vinfoil’s cold foil solutions. They are game changers that can deliver greatly improved performance and profitability for customers.”
“We are very fortunate to add Bill Strake to our Matik team. He is a passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated member of the print, packaging and converting communities. Bill has considerable experience collaborating with customers, while building trust with cross-functional teams to create new business opportunities. By working with sales, marketing, engineering, R&D and senior leadership teams, he has been able to champion an extensive portfolio of ground-breaking, technology-driven solutions,” comments Steve Leibin, Matik president. “We know our customers will be eager to ask Bill to build the same excitement for them with new opportunities based on our wide range of Vinfoil cold foil technologies.”