Read the Biography of Benoit Chatelard (MBA 86), President and CEO of Xeikon, in The CEO Magazine
Printing with pride: Benoit Chatelard
A company with a 100% focus on all aspects of digital printing, Xeikon makes printing personal, flexible and profitable.
Benoit Chatelard’s ambition and resourcefulness have fuelled his climb up the corporate ladder in the global digital printing market. Starting out as a computer salesman in 1987, Benoit worked his way up the ranks at industry giants IBM and Ricoh, across Singapore, London, South Africa, France and Austria. The culmination of 30 years of hard work, was Benoit being named President and CEO of Flint Group’s Digital Solutions Division in May 2017.
Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group is the leading global print consumables and solutions provider to the packaging and print media industries. Benoit’s immediate mandate is to develop the portfolio and customer reach of Xeikon, the Belgian digital press developer acquired by Flint Group in 2016.
Founded in 1988, Xeikon is a longstanding leader and innovator in its field, and a company with a 100% focus on all aspects of digital printing technology – from digital press and inline equipment, to front-end, toner and print media. With the principles of quality, flexibility and sustainability at its core, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for label and packaging applications, and document and commercial printing.
Combined with Flint Group, it has forged an enviable market share in digital printing with more than 1,000 printing presses worldwide, a figure that continues to grow under Benoit’s insight and direction. “All our presses together print the distance to the moon and back every year,” says Benoit.