Brandtjen & Kluge, LLC. is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerry Skoville as National Sales Manager/Web Products Group and Tom Cernera as Northeast Regional Sales Manager. Skoville is responsible for sales of the complete line of Kluge web products in the United States and Canada. Cernera is responsible for sales of the complete line of Kluge foil stamping, embossing and die cutting presses, as well as their full line of folding and gluing equipment, in the northeastern United States and Canada.
Skoville brings over 26 years of print industry experience to Kluge. Over the past years he has held various sales and sales management positions with equipment manufacturers such as Didde, Stevens, Baldwin and Taiyo. Prior to joining Kluge, he spent the last eight years in sales with Online Energy, Inc. Skoville is also an active member of the IBFI – The International Association for Document & Information Management Solutions.
Cernera brings to Kluge an extensive background in the graphic arts and printing industries. Over the past 25 years, Cernera has managed numerous print production and sales operations. Prior to joining Kluge, he spent the last ten years in the commercial ink market, as Branch Manager for Gans Ink & Supply Company. Cernera supports and promotes education and career development in the printing industry and actively participates through teaching and scholarship development.
“The years of experience and industry knowledge these guys bring to the table will no doubt be a great benefit to our customers and to Kluge,” noted Michael Aumann, Kluge’s North American Sales Manager. “As they develop customer relationships, our customers will be able to see first hand how that extensive experience benefits them personally, because Gerry and Tom will be able to offer proactive solutions that add value to the customer’s business.”
Brandtjen & Kluge has been manufacturing reliable, high quality specialty equipment and providing print and print finishing solutions for over 80 years. The Kluge line of equipment includes both sheet and web fed foil stamping, embossing and die cutting presses, a full line of automatic and semi-automatic folder/gluers, offset/UV flexo web press systems and pack-to-pack offset presses.