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Hobart, WI. EMT International, a leading supplier of finishing equipment to the digital print, label and packaging industries is excited to announce the appointment of Mike Herold as the new Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for EMT International/Rotocontrol. Jim Driscoll, the outgoing Executive VP of Sales & Marketing after an illustrious 29-year career with the company will transition to a new role as a Consultant/Advisor.

EMT International is highly focused on its initiatives to be a market-driven and technology-focused global industry leader and strong customer partner in the digital printing and label industries. These strategic leadership changes will strengthen our position and drive innovation and growth for the company today and in the future.

About Mike Herold: Herold is a highly accomplished industry executive with over 16 years of experience in the inkjet industry. Throughout his career at previous employers Ricoh and IBM, Mike has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, a track record of delivering strong results in partnership with customers, and a deep understanding of printing and finishing technologies for the digital print/label industries. He brings extensive knowledge and a fresh perspective to our team, making his appointment a significant asset to the company.

About Jim Driscoll: Driscoll has been an invaluable member of EMT for 29 years and has played a pivotal role in driving the company’s success. As he transitions to a Consulting/Advisory role, Jim will continue to contribute his expertise and provide strategic guidance to the executive team.

Mohit Uberoi, Owner/CEO of EMT/Rotocontrol commented “We are thrilled to welcome someone with the caliber of Mike Herold to the leadership team. His tremendous experience, exceptional track record, and passion for innovation and customer satisfaction will be instrumental in driving the growth of our company in the digital print and label markets. I would also like to express my gratitude to Jim Driscoll for his outstanding contributions to EMT/Rotocontrol specifically, and the industry overall.

About EMT International

With over 80 years’ experience, EMT International is recognized as a world leader in engineering and manufacturing superior quality finishing equipment, accessories, and web transport solutions, serving OEM and converting customers worldwide in the paper, document processing, packaging, label, and printing industries.

EMT has the design and development expertise to create highly customized, application-driven solutions in offset, flexo and digital inkjet technologies. Headquartered in Northeast Wisconsin and Siek, Germany (Rotocontrol), EMT’s global success was built on a reputation for innovation and world-class service.

Media Contact:

Mary Van Vonderen | Marketing Projects Manager

+1 (920) 619-3121

Hobart, Wisconsin USA (April 20, 2023) – To support business growth, EMT International, a market leader in finishing equipment and transport systems for the high speed, digital ink jet market has expanded its assembly operations with an additional facility located in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Located approx. 6 miles from its 70,000 square-foot machining center and assembly facility in Hobart, the additional 12,000 square-foot space named ‘EMT 2’ has been in operation since middle of December, 2022 merely six months after signing the lease agreement.

The assembly expansion was in response to a request from one of EMT’s long-standing customer, to accommodate an increase in anticipated demand due to the introduction of a new product. EMT evaluated all options and determined that leasing additional space at a nearby facility best aligned with timing of demand.

“The swift integration of EMT 2 is the result of a team effort involving many departments within EMT and input from our customer,” said Mark Weber, Vice President of Business Excellence of EMT International. “This Kaizen methodology and our employees’ pit crew mentality transformed EMT 2 into a highly visual and orderly work environment with lean manufacturing methods that align with EMT’s state-of-the-art facility in Hobart.” Brian Geurts, Chief Operating Officer at EMT International added: “Moving the assembly operations and a number of team members to a different location was a significant undertaking. We appreciate everyone involved with the journey and working together to meet the ambitious implementation timeframe.”

Hobart, Wisconsin USA (April 3, 2023) – As a positive solution to a tight labor market for highly skilled CNC machinists, EMT International, a market leader in finishing equipment and transport systems for the high speed, digital ink jet market developed its own introductory ‘boot camp’ program to attract new employees and inspire an interest in further education and certification in CNC machining.

Four full-time employees were hired to participate in the introductory eight-week CNC machining program which was held January through February 2023. The multifaceted program included a combination of classroom education, job shadowing, and hands-on operational lab training.

“Our criteria in the selection of candidates for our boot camp CNC machining program were some level of mechanical skill, a desire to learn a new technical career, and a positive attitude,” said Kari Brunette, HR Manager of EMT International. “No level of CNC machining background was required.”

The classroom educational materials included how to read drawings, dimensioning and tolerancing, machine setup, and working on a manual machine. Each participant spent an hour a day with a mentor on the EMT shop floor watching, learning, and asking questions to solidify their classroom instruction. Afternoons were spent nearby in lab training at Northwest Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) which offered participants a hands-on operational experience on multiple machines individually and as a team.

EMT Technical Trainer Derrick Ray, who previously taught a CNC curriculum at NWTC, guided the eight-week program. “The intent of EMT’s CNC Machinist training program was to introduce participants to the basics of the technical skills required to pursue a broader 1- or 2-year CNC Technician Technical Diploma program at NWTC,” said Ray. “All four participants passed the eight-week program and were very pleased with what they learned and elements of the overall program.”

“We congratulate Derrick, who helped organize and led the successful boot camp CNC machining program, and to all our employees on the manufacturing floor who were supportive in their role as mentors,” said Brunette.

The experience and success of the CNC machining boot camp has solidified EMT’s commitment to expand its educational training with similar programs for other roles within the company.

“Over the past year, the focus at EMT International has evolved to create a learning environment for current as well as new employees,” added Brunette. “In addition to hiring a dedicated Technical Trainer, we have installed an LMS with customized curriculum training plans and revamped training space in our production area. EMT views innovative educational training as a way to navigate the tight labor market and fill and maintain vital roles with qualified individuals.”

Hobart, Wisconsin USA (October 12, 2022) – EMT International, a market leader in finishing equipment and transport systems for the high speed, digital ink jet market will highlight its new VLF (Variable Lane Finishing) machine on booth N2323 at PRINTING United Expo to be held October 19-21, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The VLF is a new technology solution specially designed for processing sheets of photos or post cards. Order delivery per lane features a web width of 22″, five independent lanes, finished orders by lane, is bar code driven, and can be built with the option of order verification and re-configuration for different format sizes. Available formats are 4x (4”, 6”, 7”, 8”) with options of 5” x 7”, 6” x 9”, 8” x 10”. A video of the new VLF will be showcased on the EMT booth.

Information about EMT’s broad range of Chameleon postpress printing and finishing products installed in-line with leading OEM print engines around the world will also be available, with capabilities including roll to roll (22”/30”/42”), cut & stack, fanfold solutions, dynamic perfing, multiple punching, merging and creasing solutions.

Also available will be information about Rotocontrol finishing machines for label inspection, slitting, rewinding, die cutting, overprinting, and digital and booklet printed labels that are popular in the narrow web industry.

Jim Driscoll, VP Sales of EMT International said: “We look forward to reuniting with familiar faces at PRINTING United Expo in Las Vegas and presenting our new VLF solution, in addition to our Chameleon line for the commercial inkjet market, and the Rotocontrol finishing machine portfolio serving label printers and converters. Team members from both EMT International and Rotocontrol will be available in the booth to discuss potential applications with show visitors.”

The Variable Lane Finishing (VLF) is a new technology solution specially designed for processing sheets of photos or post cards. Order delivery per lane features a web width of 22”, five independent lanes, finished orders by lane, is bar code driven, and can be manufactured with the option of order verification and reconfiguration for different format sizes. Formats include

4 x 6”, 7” and 8” with options of 5” x 7”, 6” x 9” and 8” x 10”.

  • Increased Productivity
  • Reduced Waste

The innovative configuration includes:

  • Unwind • Die Cutting
  • Web Handling • Separation Module
  • Pre-cut • Sheet Handling
  • Cull • Pocketer Delivery
  • Gap Creation

ROTOCONTROL EMT is returning to Labelexpo Americas with an inline hybrid solution featuring the ROTOCONTROL DT-340 digital label finishing machine with an integrated Domino N610i label press on booth 331. Labelexpo Americas 2022 takes place in Chicago from 13-15 September.

“With the integration of flexo, die-cutting, and digital inkjet printing, the ROTOCONTROL + Domino hybrid solution is an advantageous single-pass process meeting all requirements in the label market,” said Marco Aengenvoort, ROTOCONTROL managing director. “We look forward to demonstrating this powerful end-to-end hybrid solution at Labelexpo Americas.”

Features of the highly modular hybrid solution include multiple die-cutting stations, rotary flexo and flatbed screen printing units, up to seven colours including opaque white, with 600dpi native print resolution, combining the productivity of flexo printing with the flexibility offered by rapid job change digital technology. The N610i integration module incorporates Domino’s renowned, automated, i-Tech intelligent Technology productivity features for enhanced flexibility and reliability.

A video slideshow with the range of ROTOCONTROL and ECOLINE finishing machines will also be featured on booth 331.

Rotocontrol EMT International

Address: 780 Centerline Drive Hobart, WI 54155

Phone: +1 (920) 468-5475