Heidelberg has a new role for Richard Timson as it changes its regional strategy.
Thomas Frank, head of Heidelberg Asia Pacific, has announced Timson’s appointment to the newly created role of regional project manager, Business Development, Heidelberg Asia Pacific effective from July 1, 2020.
Frank also announced that Savas Mystakidis will succeed Timson in the role of managing director for Australia and New Zealand.
After eight years as managing director of Heidelberg Australia and New Zealand, Timson will lean on his 32-year career at the company and his vast knowledge of the industry to work on a series of future initiatives for the region.
Frank said Timson’s appointment to the new role would strengthen the company’s regional capability and enable greater focus on future solutions for customers across Asia Pacific.
Mystakidis has worked for Heidelberg in the Northern Region for 26 years and brings with him vast knowledge of the business, particularly in equipment, consumables and servicing.
Frank says, “I am delighted to have Richard helping us develop the emerging markets in Asia while Savas has proven to be ready for taking the helm of Heidelberg Australia and New Zealand.
“Savas combines front-line experience with great management skills and has been involved in the decision-making body for our regional sales organisation, having joined management meetings in Tokyo and Bangkok.
“I am certain both Richard and Savas will succeed in the very challenging business environment in Oceania and Asia Pacific respectively”.
Timson and Mystakidis will report to Singapore-based Frank.