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Gallus appoints new CEO

The Gallus Group has announced the appointment of Dario Urbinati to the role of chief executive officer, succeeding Frank Schaum, who will now head Heidelberg’s Print Segment. With 17 years of experience in the graphic arts industry and as its previous chief sales and service officer, Urbinati will continue to drive Gallus’ mission to turn the narrow web market towards a more sustainable and profitable future – providing revolutionary new technologies to achieve it, such as the recently launched Gallus One.

Urbinati comes to the role with significant experience of running label businesses, having served in senior positions with leading manufacturers around the world. Urbinati first joined Gallus in 2007, where he served nine years with the company – latterly as its managing director for Southeast Asia – driving growth and transforming the business and its culture. He then joined OMET China as its narrow/ mid web managing director, before becoming chief sales and marketing officer for ACTEGA Metal Print, where he was instrumental in launching and then commercializing its breakthrough sustainable metallization technology.

Under Urbinati’s stewardship, the business is also building a Gallus Experience Center in St Gallen, Switzerland. Expected to open in Spring 2023, the new facility is part of his vision for realising ‘the label industry of the future’. The new facility has been specifically designed to aid collaboration across the industry, inviting customers, brands and suppliers from throughout the entire ecosystem to meet and share solutions, as well as develop new ideas to help solve key industry issues and create new opportunities.

January 2023