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Ilan Elad to lead Kornit Digital expansion in Asia-Pacific

Kornit Digital, a global market leader in digital textile printing technology, has hired former Daimler executive Ilan Elad as incoming president of the company’s Asia-Pacific (KDAP) division, to push “Kornit’s commitment to growth and industry leadership in Asia-Pacific territories.” 

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   Kornit Presto, an industrial direct-to-fabric printer

Elad brings a record of success as an “inspiring and disruptive” leader in on-demand production technologies, the company said.

Based in Tokyo, Elad has served Daimler Trucks Asia since 2013. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Vision India, as well as Regional managing director NEU with telecommunications company Ciena. 

“Elad has successfully spearheaded go-to-market strategy and execution across multiple continents, with a specific focus on Asia and Oceania in the past 12 years, accumulating vast market insights and leadership instincts that will serve Kornit’s commitment to growth and industry leadership in Asia-Pacific territories - particularly Japan, the world’s fourth-largest e-commerce market,” Kornit said in an announcement.

In recent months, Elad has served as a consultant to Kornit Digital in support of several expansion opportunities, allowing him to become acquainted with Kornit’s global business.

“I’ve been aware of Kornit’s growing position as a tech leader for several years, and was genuinely moved by the opportunity to join such an inspiring and disruptive organization,” he said. “Mature and ready to grow, Kornit checked all the boxes for me. It’s a creative brand that clearly invests in growth, offering precisely the kind of culture and diversity I’ve been looking for, and one where I’m certain I can create new opportunities from the first days.”

kornit logo 17Kornit Digital CEO Ronen Samuel added: “Efficient, sustainable, digitized production capabilities are essential to businesses moving from traditional retail cycles to the web-driven, on-demand economy, and nowhere is truer than in Asia-Pacific, where a great deal of the global textile supply chain begins.

“We could not ask for a more knowledgeable, capable, proven candidate than Ilan Elad to lead Kornit’s charge towards innovation leadership and market dominance in this critical region. His appointment reflects our high standards for giving fulfillers and brands the partner they need to generate new business, expand their operations, and elevate the textile industry to be the model of eco-consciousness, versatility, and profitable expression it’s capable of being.”

Kornit Digital manufactures industrial digital printing technologies for the garment, apparel and textile industries, delivering complete solutions including digital printing systems, inks, consumables, software and after-sales support.