PrintCity Alliance's president Helmut 'John' Dangelmaier is to step down from his role at the end of this year.
Dangelmaier joined the print industry network group in its early days following Drupa 2000 with more than 30 years of experience in the graphic arts industry. He became president in 2001.
His decision to leave the organisation and the industry entirely was made in June this year. He will leave the company to retire on 31 December. He said: "I am 73; I want to retire for once in my life. I like to relax now and then."
He added that his departure will be followed by a number of structural changes to the industry body, and that announcements regarding the changes decided at the start of 2012 would be made next year. His successor will be elected in early 2013.
PrintCity vice president Josef Aumiller said: "John was extremely well regarded in the global supply industry. His magic touch at Printcity was to bring people together, to focus all member companies in supporting one overall target: making print more successful.
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