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Jan 31, 2013 12:00 AM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 31, 2013 – X-Rite, Incorporated, a Danaher Corporation company, today announced that Ron Voigt has been named president of the operating company. Related to this announcement, Tom Vacchiano announced his retirement as president of X-Rite, effective on March 1, 2013. For a smooth leadership transition and strong focused start to the year, Vacchiano will immediately take on an advisory role.
“Over the last several years, X-Rite and its subsidiary Pantone have become high performing businesses and global leaders in our industry. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time as part of this team, and now is the right moment for me to pursue a new course and let X-Rite grow with new leadership,” said Vacchiano. “I’m confident that Ron Voigt will help X-Rite remain a global industry leader, realize its full growth potential and continue to deliver quality color science and technology products that meet the needs of current and future customers.”
“Ron brings with him great experience as a global business leader in service and technology companies,” said Danaher Corporation Executive Vice President Dan Daniel. “It’s great to have him join the X-Rite team and I look forward to working with him as he leads the company into the future.”
Over his 25 year career, Voigt has held global leadership positions at Danaher and Delphi. Most recently, he was President of Commercial and Services Operations at Tektronix. Prior to that, Voigt was president of Kollmorgen. Before joining Danaher, he held a number of leadership positions at Delphi including divisional leader, vice president, business unit leader and managing director of European Operations.
Voigt earned a master’s degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University. He is based in Kentwood, Mich.
X-Rite, Incorporated, a Danaher Corporation company, is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone® LLC, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com.
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at www.pantone.com.
Danaher Corporation is a science and technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial and commercial customers. The company’s premier brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets they serve. The Danaher Business System provides a foundation to our 59,000 associates around the world, serving customers in more than 125 countries. In 2011, the company generated $16.1 billion of revenue. For more information, please visit www.danaher.com.