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Alon Bar-Shany with Highcon now

Former face of HP Indigo Alon Bar-Shany returns to the industry with a new role in Highcon.

Alon Bar-Shany (left)

Highcon has announced the appointment of Alon Bar-Shany to the role of Chairman of the Board. The announcement comes after Highcon raised $45 million on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in an “oversubscribed offering”.

Bar-Shany is a recognisable face in the graphics industry as the former General Manager of HP Indigo. He left HP Indigo in mid-2020, supposedly in "opposition to the company's plan to do massive layoffs as part of its restructuring".

During his tenure at HP Indigo, Bar-Shany was recognized for having grown the company by over $1 billion in revenues. Prior to that, he ran the HP Indigo business in EMEA, led the worldwide Indigo channel business and was CFO of Indigo at the time of its acquisition by HP. Alon was also a member of DSCOOP.

Bar-Shany will be joining Highcon's Board of Directors comprising another familiar print name: Benny Landa, founder of Indigo and chairman of the Landa Group.

Alon Bar-Shany said: “I am looking forward to joining the Highcon Board and taking part in the ongoing digital transformation of the printing and packaging industry. Highcon has been a pioneer in the digitalization of the post-print part of the process which, after the growing adoption of digital printing, is where many bottlenecks now occur. I have known Shlomo for 25 years and in fact, he recruited me to Indigo. I have been following the company and its customers for quite a while and will be supporting Shlomo and the Management team to ensure the success of Highcon customers, which will be a key driver for the company’s growth.”

Bar-Shany takes over the role from Amichai Steimberg, who has held this position since mid-2020 during the company’s successful IPO process, and who will be stepping down as planned.

Shlomo Nimrodi, Highcon CEO, added: “I am proud and happy to have Alon joining us in our digital transformation journey of the packaging industry. Alon’s industry expertise and reach, coupled with his experience in growing a capital equipment company, will be instrumental in executing our go-to-market strategy and scale-up.”

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