Mr. Chapuis has extensive experience in the printing industry. He has been responsible for successfully leading the Océ North America Wide Format Printing Systems division for the past eight years. Before coming to the United States, Mr. Chapuis managed the wide format business of Océ France. Prior to that, he managed the sales and operations for France, Belgium and Holland for Kodak Office Imaging and the French operating company for Danka Office Imaging. Earlier in his career, he held a number of sales positions for Gestetner and was part of the IBM France controlling group.
Mr. Rokus van Iperen, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Océ N.V., said, "Patrick Chapuis is well qualified to lead Océ North America, the largest operating company of the worldwide Océ Group. He has decades of experience in both wide and narrow format printing in North America and Europe, and has consistently delivered outstanding results. I am confident that under his leadership Océ North America will continue to prosper. On behalf of the Board and the entire company, we express our gratitude to Joe Skrzypczak for his outstanding performance during his tenure over the last seven years. We wish him great success in his future endeavors."