Press Release: Robert Hayashi Joins Webcom As The New Director of Sales And Marketing
April 29, 2014, Toronto, ON - Building on their $27 million investment in state-of-the-art printing technology, Webcom Inc, a forward-thinking Toronto based book printer, announces the hiring of a new Director of Sales and Marketing to lead the transformation of book publishing programs. Effective April 22, 2014, Robert Hayashi joined the executive leadership team and will lead the national sales, marketing and customer service divisions for Webcom.
"This is a significant hiring as we look towards the future of book manufacturing," says Mike Collinge, Webcom CEO. "As our company continues to make large-scale investments in new and progressive printing technologies, we depend on the experience, vision and ability of our leadership team to address the challenges in our industry and provide profit enhancing solutions for our North American publishers."
Robert's primary role will be to build strategic partnerships with publishers, helping them transform their printing practices via Webcom's BookFWD digital inkjet program. "There is remarkable opportunity for customers today to transform how they approach the manufacturing of their product." says new Sales and Marketing Director, Robert Hayashi.
Robert comes to Webcom with an impressive track record in a variety of senior management and executive functions, with a strong background in transformation and building strategic business partnerships. His experience as the inaugural President and CEO of eBound Canada gives him significant insight into digital strategy for Canadian publishers. Also in the publishing industry, he held the position of VP of publishing at Indigo Books & Music where Robert drove growth and rebranding of Indigo's book and related products.
Webcom is a forward-thinking book printer that offers innovative programs to address the challenges of high inventory and production costs, customized for publishers of books, catalogs and directories across North America. Programs are integrated through advanced workflow technology and automation of leading-edge inkjet web presses, conventional offset presses and the latest bindery systems. http://www.webcomlink.com