KBA North America Names New Electrician


David Wright has joined KBA North America as an electrician in the web offset service department catering to the newspaper industry. He will be working directly with KBA newspaper and web offset customers across the country.

“A key strength of KBA is its commitment to our customers from sale through installation and beyond,” says Mark Hischar, president and CEO of KBA North America. “Our knowledgeable service department works one-on-one with our valuable customers to ensure that each of our presses is performing at its peak. Having David Wright join our service team with his widespread skills will be an asset for KBA and our customers.”

Wright’s extensive experience in the printing press and newspaper industry began after his service in the U.S. Navy. Most recently, he served as the production maintenance supervisor for the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star where he managed total system support of the newspaper’s KBA web offset press. Prior to that position, he worked at the Gannett/Louisville (Ky.) Courier Journal in the maintenance department. His experience also includes system engineering for the packaging industry, hardware and software support for automated newspaper roll loading systems, EAE power distribution and control circuits support, total support for prepress equipment in the platemaking department, and support of large capacity offset ink supply systems.

KBA North America is located in Dallas, Texas and is a member of the KBA Group. Established almost 200 years ago in Wuerzburg, Germany, Koenig & Bauer AG is the oldest and second largest press manufacturer worldwide. KBA’s banner, “People & Print,” reflects its dual focus as a leading innovator for print entrepreneurs. The group’s product range is the broadest in the industry; its portfolio includes commercial and newspaper web presses, sheetfed offset presses in all format classes, inkjet systems and presses, special presses for banknotes, securities, metal-decorating, smart cards and discs. For more information, visit kba.com.

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