Erik de Jongh and Jens Risse, both senior managers within Ferro Corporation, to jointly lead Dip-Tech
Ferro, a leading global provider of functional coatings and color solutions for glass, and its Dip-Tech business, a world-leading provider of digital ceramic glass printing solutions, are pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Erik de Jongh and Dr. Jens Risse to jointly serve as Ferro Dip-Tech’s Managing Directors, starting December 1st, 2018.
Risse and de Jongh will replace Dip-Tech’s Managing Director, Alon Lumbroso, who is leaving to pursue other career opportunities as of January 31, 2019. Lumbroso, who joined Dip-Tech as CEO in 2015, contributed to the company’s growth and development, as well as its sale to Ferro in August 2017 including subsequent activities to integrate the business within the overall Ferro organization. Under his leadership, the company has recently launched its innovative Ultra-FIX technology for the home-appliances market, extending Dip-Tech’s segmented solutions to a new market, on top of architecture and automotive.
Jens Risse has been with Ferro since 2001. He is currently European Business Manager, Industrial Specialties, and has also served as Dip-Tech Integration Manager since the acquisition. He will assume his new Dip-Tech leadership role while continuing as European Business Manager. His new responsibilities will center on further growing the digital business: driving development projects, integrating teams of field professionals to supply colors close to the customers, and more specifically expanding the abilities of traditional analog decoration with digital decoration printers and inks, for a one-stop-shop solution.
Erik de Jongh has been responsible for Dip-Tech’s worldwide sales for over 10 years. He has served as Dip-Tech VP Sales, and continued to lead the sales after the integration into the Ferro Performance Colors and Glass organization. With many years of experience in the field, de Jongh is well-known among Dip-Tech customers and within the Ferro organization. He will take a lead position in terms of global digital printing sales and marketing, as well as additional responsibilities in terms of operations, R&D, supply chain, HR and finance, with local groups reporting to him.
“Alon Lumbroso has done a remarkable job moving Dip-Tech forward, fostering leading-edge digital glass printing technology and helping develop market demand, and for this we sincerely thank him,” commented Dieter Binder Ferro’s Vice President, Europe and Performance Colors and Glass. “The leadership responsibilities at Dip-Tech are now moving to the capable hands of Erik de Jongh and Jens Risse. With their experience, synergistic strengths, and familiarity with both the digital and analog glass print markets and the Dip-Tech family of employees, Erik and Jens are uniquely equipped to manage the business. Under their leadership and with our combined resources, Dip-Tech and Ferro are the all-inclusive glass color solution provider for analog and digital printing and coatings for our markets."
Erik de Jongh responded: “After more than a decade of leading sales at Dip-Tech, I am honored and excited to take on more responsibilities within the organization, together with my esteemed colleague, Jens. I look forward to continuing to serve our customers together with the same commitment and personal attention Dip-Tech prides itself on, as we more fully integrate into the promising future of Ferro and digital glass.”
Jens Risse added: “Having worked with the Dip-Tech team since the acquisition, I know the incredible abilities and potential of our digital glass printing technology well. I am very happy to be joining forces with Erik to take the opportunities and innovations of Ferro and Dip-Tech further – to provide an even broader digital glass offering as we continue to develop new inks, new technologies, and penetrate more markets with digital printing solutions.”
Ferro is a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions. We supply functional coatings for glass, metal, ceramic and other substrates and color solutions in the form of specialty pigments and colorants for a broad range of industries and applications. Our products are sold into the building and construction, automotive, electronics, industrial products, household furnishings and appliances markets. Thousands of manufacturers worldwide rely on Ferro products and technologies. Our commitment to performance ensures that end products are stronger, last longer, captivate through color and texture, and can be manufactured with improved efficiency. Our global operations offer expertise that extends across a vast landscape of applications––all to help our customers enhance the lives of millions of consumers.
Dip-Tech, a Ferro company, is the pioneer and leading provider of digital ceramic glass printing. With state-of-the-art printers and unique vivid and durable ceramic inks, it delivers superior printing productivity and quality solutions for architecture, interior design, industrial, home appliance, and automotive glass. Dip-Tech opens exciting capabilities and opportunities for glass processors by complementing its printers and inks with advanced tools, global logistics and support, graphics, marketing and business support. Dip-Tech glass has been used in thousands of architectural and interior design projects across the globe, and in millions of glass products for automotive, transportation and specialty glass applications.