EskoArtwork has appointed industry veteran Hoshi Deboo as vice president Asia Pacific to spearhead growth initiatives in the region (excluding China), taking over from Jean-Pierre De Moor.
Carsten Knudsen, chief executive officer of EskoArtwork, says, “Hoshi brings a wealth of diverse executive talent and experience to this role. I am pleased to welcome him to our team as we continue to drive growth and profitability in the Asia Pacific region. As this dynamic market continues to rapidly evolve, EskoArtwork is perfectly positioned to help customers make the most of developing opportunities. Central to that ability is an assured delivery of service via an educated and cohesive team that Hoshi is well-suited to lead.”
Deboo joins EskoArtwork from United Fiber Systems, where he was acting chief executive officer and executive director charged with restructuring the company and bringing in a major investor. During the 1990s, Deboo was based in Singapore with RR Donnelley developing a US$273m Asian publishing and print outsourcing services business extending from Japan to Australia with operations in seven countries. Subsequently, he joined Cenveo, a $2bn consolidator of commercial printing companies, leading a $200m business unit for the company.
Deboo speaks four Asian languages and has a wide network of U.S. and Asia Pacific contacts. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and an M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. He says, “I am excited to be joining the EskoArtwork team. EskoArtwork brings market-leading solutions to the printing, publishing and packaging industries and is committed to developing new services and solutions that help customers meet their individual market and end user needs. There is a huge opportunity for growth of this business in the Asian market, and I am looking forward to transforming those growth opportunities into reality.”
De Moor, who will remain with EskoArtwork during a period of transition, says, “During my time with EskoArtwork, the company has greatly increased its presence in the Asian market, creating solutions that address unique, region-specific issues. I believe EskoArtwork’s presence in this exciting market will be taken to a new level under Hoshi’s leadership. I wish him well in this challenging and rewarding role.”
Knudsen adds, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jean-Pierre for his loyalty and dedication in the 22 years he has served EskoArtwork. He played a pivotal role in an exciting period of growth that will continue to evolve through Hoshi’s expertise. We wish him the best in his new endeavors.”