Oliver Becker has been appointed head of Polar’s sales, service and marketing departments as the company aims to reach more customers.

Finishing specialist, Polar has around 350 employees worldwide at its sites in Hofheim, Germany and Shanghai, China, and develops systems for the automation of industrial cutting and die-cutting processes. 

Mr Becker, who holds a degree in mechanical engineering, was recently the head of professional printing Germany at Konica Minolta Deutschland where he was responsible for the corresponding business unit. With more than 20 years of management and leadership experience in the printing industry, he has a broad range knowledge of the sector and expertise in national and international sales.

In his new role, Mr Becker will report directly to the Polar Group management. He commented, ‘I am looking forward to the new challenge and the exciting tasks that await me at a traditional global market leader.’