Mike D’Angelo joins Goss as managing director for the Americas

Goss International has appointed Mike D’Angelo, an executive with more than 30 years of experience in the printing and packaging industries, to the newly-created position of managing director for the Americas. D’Angelo will lead the extensive Goss sales, service and support organisation addressing requirements of commercial, packaging and newspaper printing operations throughout North America and Latin America. With his industry-specific experience, he will also play an important role as Goss expands its portfolio and presence in the packaging and converting sector. D’Angelo has held sales and executive positions since 1982 with Bobst, one of the world’s largest suppliers of press and auxiliary equipment for packaging and converting. He most recently led the business unit responsible for webfed products and was a member of the company’s executive committee in North America. Goss president and CEO Rick Nichols said the appointment of D’Angelo is in line with a transformation of the company’s organisational structure in response to changing requirements of customers. Goss has created four regional centres responsible for sales, service and support for the Americas, Europe, China and Asia. ‘The environment that our customers operate in is fundamentally changing and, along with highly efficient and cost-effective technology, they are looking for increasingly responsive service and support capabilities to optimise the performance of that technology,’ Nichols explained. ‘Our support network already differentiates Goss in the Americas, and Mike’s background puts him in a unique position to help us further strengthen and coordinate that network.’ D’Angelo is a graduate of Villanova University (Pennsylvania, USA). He has served on the board of directors of the Flexible Packaging Association and the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation. He is also a member or former member of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, the Paperboard Packaging Council, the Flexographic Technical Association and the Gravure Association of America.