New role starts on 1 July

Mutoh Europe appoints new managing director

(L-R) Mitsuo Takatsu and Frank Schenk
(L-R) Mitsuo Takatsu and Frank Schenk

Frank Schenk will become managing director of Mutoh Europe and Mutoh Deutschland this summer, as its current managing director heads back to Japan.

As of 1 July, Frank Schenk will be overseeing all sales, pre-sales, logistics, marketing, product and application support, as well as after-sales support activities for Japanese wide-format printer manufacturer Mutoh throughout the EMEA business area.

Schenk, who has been general manager sales for Mutoh since July 2021, will be taking over the role of managing director from Mitsuo Takatsu, who has been leading the company since 2020.

Takatsu, who will be returning to Japan at the end of September 2024 following the successful transfer of his current responsibilities, has spent his tenure focusing on strengthening the company’s existing sales and marketing framework and to prepare Mutoh for sustainable growth in the EMEA area.

Schenk will continue to be supported by Akihisa Ogawa, managing director, chairman of Mutoh Europe, and Stephan Heintjens, who was recently promoted to general manager applications, marketing, service and QA, and who has been with Mutoh for more than 30 years.

In his current role as general manager sales EMEA, Schenk will be succeeded in early June by Daniel Morassut, who has gained print sales experience with OKI and Seiko.

Schenk said: “I am eager to continue the successful path set by Mitsuo Takatsu together with our newly formed management team and with the continued support of our experienced and dedicated Mutoh teams in Belgium and Germany. I am confident in the future business development of Mutoh in the EMEA region.”

Mutoh Europe will be exhibiting at Drupa from 28 May to 7 June at Messe Düsseldorf, at Hall 9, Stand B10.