X-Rite Incorporated (xrite.com) and Pantone LLC (pantone.com) have appointed Ondrej Kruk to the role of president. He brings a combination of commercial and operational experience to the position, and will lead the continued expansion of Pantone and X-Rite’s product and solution portfolio beyond color to material appearance.
“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to lead a company with such a legacy of innovation in creating tools and technologies for color selection, communication, formulation and measurement,” Kruk said. “Pantone and X-Rite’s latest developments go beyond color, enabling customers to advance the creation, communication and delivery of color and appearance as they transition to digital processes and use more complex materials. Our ability to solve important customer problems, today and in the future, positions Pantone and X-Rite for long-term growth.”
“Ondrej is a proven Danaher leader with experience growing technology companies and working with global customers,” said Joakim Weidemanis, executive vice president, Danaher. “I am delighted to see him in this new role at Pantone and X-Rite, where he can leverage the Danaher Business System to open up new growth opportunities in this already strong business of color technology and appearance.”
For the past three years, Kruk has been the general manager of Alltec, a Danaher business offering laser marking and engraving technology under the Alltec and FOBA brands. He has also held numerous management roles at Videojet, a global leader in coding, marking and variable data printing solutions. Kruk earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated from the University of Economics in Prague with a Master’s Degree in Economics.