GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 16, 2011 – X-Rite, Incorporated (NASDAQ:XRIT) today announced the appointment of Vic Stalam as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing overseeing all sales, marketing and services activities for the Americas and EMEA regions, and serve on X-Rite’s senior leadership team as a corporate officer. Stalam will be based in Grand Rapids, Mich. and report directly to Thomas J. Vacchiano, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of X-Rite.
“Vic has an exceptional track record of success in developing and growing businesses,” said Vacchiano. “His broad set of experiences will bring great value to X-Rite as we pursue our strategic growth opportunities.”
Most recently, Stalam served as the Vice President, Commercial Sales in the U.S. and Canada for the Eastman Kodak Company. His team was responsible for selling the complete portfolio of Kodak products and solutions delivering approximately $1 billion in revenue. Stalam advanced rapidly through a succession of sales, marketing and senior management positions at the Eastman Kodak Company, including head of the Global Key Accounts & Channel Management and Vice President - Packaging Business, and General Manager and Vice President - Digital Products and Systems. During his career at Kodak, Stalam led the teams that built several new businesses, like its Approval, DigiMaster, and Flexo Packaging solutions.
Stalam holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Osmania University, India, a Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The Company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, 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.