XSYS names Oliver Dohn as its new CEO and joins Board of Directors, succeeding departing CEO Dagmar Schmidt, who served 25 years at company, holding multiple executive positions

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WILLSTAETT, Germany , November 15, 2023 (press release) –

XSYS, a leading integrated solutions provider to the flexographic, letterpress and pre-press printing markets, announces that as of today Oliver Dohn is the new Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of XSYS.

Departing CEO Dagmar Schmidt has played a leading role in the company for over 25 years, holding multiple executive positions, including as the group-wide Chief Transformation Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and since February 2022 as the CEO. During her tenure she successfully led the carve-out of the company from Flint Group and transformed the business into a global leader in the flexographic printed packaging industry. Ms. Schmidt also guided the company through the COVID-19 crisis and more recently has navigated the business through a challenging macroeconomic backdrop, with significantly increased raw material costs and labor cost inflation. Ms. Schmidt has now decided the time is right to pursue other endeavors. The Board sincerely thanks Ms. Schmidt for her steady leadership and all she has contributed to the company over the years and is looking forward to benefiting from her expertise in an advisory capacity, at Board level, moving forward.

Oliver Dohn succeeds Ms. Schmidt as CEO of XSYS and joins the Board of Directors. Mr. Dohn most recently was the CEO of Felss Group, a private-equity backed global technology leader and manufacturer of components for the entire mobility industry. Prior to this he held leadership roles at Oerlikon Drive Systems, Bombardier Transportation and General Motors. The Board welcomes Mr. Dohn as new CEO of XSYS. The Board has full confidence that Mr. Dohn will build on the success of XSYS. Under Mr. Dohn’s leadership XSYS will continue to be at the forefront of innovation in the industry, drive ongoing growth as well as further the excellent reputation XSYS has with its customers, who are at the center of everything it does.

About XSYS
Headquartered in Willstaett, Germany, XSYS operates globally and remains one of the largest suppliers offering both flexographic and letterpress prepress solutions, including plates, sleeves, processors, workflow solutions, and expert professional services, designed to help these industries move forward with increasing innovation, improved productivity and profitability, and a reduced environmental footprint.

In recognizing our endeavor to bring more brilliance into the packaging industry – into the lives of our customers and colleagues – XSYS has achieved a Gold Medal rating from EcoVadis for its sustainability. This distinction goes beyond our commitment to protecting the environment by also evaluating our dedication to social responsibility, diversity, and human rights.

The broad XSYS portfolio comprises some of the industry’s best-known brands of consumables (nyloflex® and nyloprint® plates), plate processing equipment (Xpress, ThermoFlexX, and Catena), surface screening software (Woodpecker), plate mounting (rotec®), and washout solvents (nylosolv®).

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