de Jongh and Risse to Jointly Lead Dip-Tech as Lumbroso Steps Down
Risse and de Jongh will replace Alon Lumbroso, Dip-Tech’s managing director, who is leaving to pursue other career opportunities as of January 31, 2019.
Ferro and its Dip-Tech business recently announced the appointments of Erik de Jongh and Jens Risse to jointly serve as Ferro Dip-Tech’s managing directors. Risse and de Jongh will replace Alon Lumbroso, Dip-Tech’s managing director, who is leaving to pursue other career opportunities as of January 31, 2019. Lumbroso, who joined Dip-Tech as CEO in 2015, contributed to the company’s growth and development, as well as its sale to Ferro in August 2017, including subsequent activities to integrate the business within the overall Ferro organization.
Risse has been with Ferro since 2001. He is currently European business manager for Industrial Specialties and has also served as Dip-Tech integration manager since the acquisition. He will assume his new Dip-Tech leadership role while continuing as European business manager. His new responsibilities will center on further growing the digital business, including driving development projects, integrating teams of field professionals to supply colors close to the customers, and expanding the abilities of traditional analog decoration with digital decoration printers and inks.
de Jongh has been responsible for Dip-Tech’s worldwide sales for over 10 years. He has served as Dip-Tech’s vice president of sales, and he continued to lead sales after the integration into the Ferro Performance Colors and Glass organization. With many years of experience in the field, de Jongh is reportedly well-known among Dip-Tech customers and within the Ferro organization. He will take a lead position in terms of global digital printing sales and marketing, as well as additional responsibilities in terms of operations, R&D, supply chain, and HR and finance, with local groups reporting to him.
“Alon Lumbroso has done a remarkable job moving Dip-Tech forward, fostering leading-edge digital glass printing technology and helping develop market demand, and for this we sincerely thank him,” said Dieter Binder, Ferro’s vice president for Europe and Performance Colors and Glass. “The leadership responsibilities at Dip-Tech are now moving to the capable hands of Erik de Jongh and Jens Risse. With their experience, synergistic strengths, and familiarity with both the digital and analog glass print markets and the Dip-Tech family of employees, Erik and Jens are uniquely equipped to manage the business.”