ABG announces leadership transition

From left: Richard Knight and Simon Nadin

Finishing equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic International (ABG) has announced the appointment of Simon Nadin as its new CEO designate.  

A structured transition period alongside the outgoing CEO, Richard Knight, will take place until the end of the year, after which Nadin will officially assume his appointment.

According to ABG, Nadin brings a portfolio of experience and leadership from various sectors including switchgear, electronics, and gearbox industries.

His career has been marked by significant achievements in operations, engineering, and later in sales, commercial and business development roles.

“I’ve always thrived in diverse environments, which have shaped me into a well-rounded leader focused on driving profitable growth and market expansion,” Nadin said.

Looking ahead, Nadin’s vision for ABG revolves around enhancing customer value and innovation through significant investments in people and product automation.

“I am excited to leverage my background in driving business excellence to further establish ABG’s position as a pioneer in the label printing industry,” he said.

“I am also committed to working closely with the company’s existing owners and leadership teams to preserve ABG’s values, strategic direction and strong teamwork ethic which is very much part and parcel of ABG culture.”

Knight, who planned his retirement for the end of 2024, has been instrumental in navigating the company through the challenges of recent years, including the pandemic, while achieving remarkable growth.

Reflecting on his tenure, Knight said: “It’s been a privilege to lead such a dynamic team at ABG. I am confident that Simon will not only continue the great work we’ve started but will also take ABG to new heights.

ABG will be exhibiting at drupa this month – hosting its own stand for the first time – marking a significant milestone as the print finishing equipment manufacturer celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

ABG’s entire portfolio is available through Currie Group, the regional distributor of its equipment in Australia and New Zealand.

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