By: E&P Staff
Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses U.S.A., Lincolnshire, Ill., announced that its customer service vice president, Marke Baker, was promoted to president. Baker now has primary responsibility for MLP U.S.A.’s domestic day-to-day operations, in Mexico and Central America, and in the Caribbean.
President since January 2002, K.G. Katayamawill return to the printing press international sales group of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
Citing Baker’s “success at all levels of the organization” and his knowledge of Mitsubishi technology, customers and employees, Katayama called Baker “the ideal person” to over his role.
Since joining Mitsubishi in 1988 as a field service technician, Baker assumed increasing responsibilities at the company. A member of MLP U.S.A.’s executive staff since 2002, he was customer service director, web products specialist, web installation manager and national service manager for web and newspaper presses.
As head of customer service, Baker oversaw after-sales service and support for sheetfed, commercial web and newspaper web presses, including installations, parts, engineering and technical assistance. He also was in charge of the Mitsubishi Demonstration Center and in-house training.
Baker began his printing industry career in 1980 in the press maintenance department at book publisher Foote & Davies, Inc. in Atlanta, where he rose to department manager.