He looks forward to continuing the worldwide growth of H&B.
ROCKLIN, CA – Harris & Bruno International announces that Joe Rodriguez has been promoted to Technical Director of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa). In early 2018, Joe will relocate to Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany to serve as the technical lead in the Harris & Bruno Europe office. In his new role, Joe will be working closely with global service, project management, and customers as a central point of contact for all technical operations in the EMEA region.
“Relocating Joe to Europe will broaden his depth into the global printing markets and help align the successes between our North American and EMEA office,” said Nick Bruno, Harris & Bruno President. “Joe’s ability to learn quickly and his enthusiasm for solving printing and coating challenges makes him an ideal candidate to be promoted to Technical Director, EMEA.”
Before beginning his career at H&B, Joe completed a degree in Business Administration at Sacramento State and worked as a Project Manager at a major computer database company. He joined Harris & Bruno as a Project Manager in 2015, acting as a liaison between sales, H&B technical teams, and customers. Joe’s vast technical aptitude and ability to juggle many projects were among many proven qualities that qualified him for the role of Technical Director of EMEA.
“I am excited for this opportunity to build relationships with our offset customers and to help grow the digital market in the EMEA region,” Joe stated. “I look forward to getting our US and European offices running more cohesively and continuing the worldwide growth of H&B.”
Scott Michels, Harris & Bruno Vice President of Sales & Marketing, is pleased to see Joe representing H&B in the EMEA region.
“Joe has proven to us that he has the skillset to move the company forward in this region,” stated Scott. “We are happy to see Joe grow within the organization, and very confident that he will do great in his new role.”
Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for more than 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com
Ikuma’s 14 years of experience with Harris & Bruno have well equipped him for his new position.
Harris & Bruno International announces that Ikuma Suzuki has been promoted to Technical Director of APJ (Asia Pacific Japan Region). As of August, Ikuma is now responsible in the APJ region for managing and supervising the H&B technical support team, coordinating projects, and working closely with OEM’s.
Ikuma has been part of the H&B team for 14 years. With an education in mechanical engineering, Ikuma joined Harris & Bruno in 2003 as a Project Engineer in the H&B Roseville, CA, Headquarters. In late 2006, he moved back to Japan to continue as an H&B Project Engineer. He was promoted to Project Manager in 2016.
“It is great to see Ikuma grow within the company and take on this new role,” said Vice President of Operations, Jim Riga. “His dedication, hard-work, and solution driven attitude are the ingredients we need to grow and support our customers in APJ.”
Ikuma is well prepared for his new role, with his previous position having many of the same responsibilities. As Technical Director of APJ, he will now have a much wider territory to manage.
“We have great people in APJ territory,” Ikuma said. “I hope to construct a talented team here in order to provide exceptional technical support to APJ customers.”
Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com