Wilfried Kammann Receives First ESMA Honorable Ambassador Recognition

Recognized for his career accomplishments in advancing screen, digital, and other specialty printing technology.

At the general assembly meeting for ESMA in March, Wilfried Kammann, the executive director of Kammann Spezialmaschinen & Steuerungstechnik (KSM), received the inaugural Honorable Ambassador award. ESMA (, the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association for industrial, functional, and specialist screen and digital printing technology, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Wilfried joined the Werner Kammann Maschinenfabrik company, which manufactured screen- and pad-printing machinery, in 1961. Fifteen years later, he founded KSM to concentrate on specialized machinery and the development of new printing technologies. Today, the German company designs solutions for the decoration of containers and other applications using high-end digital heat-transfer techniques.

“I want to thank ESMA for the honor of the nomination,” Wilfried said in his acceptance speech. “My career allowed me to accompany a few important phases in the history of screen printing. Basing on these experiences it is foreseeable that many decorating requirements could best be fulfilled by a combination of screen and digital technology.”

He concluded with a recognition of ESMA. “A successful future will often only be reached in close cooperation of suppliers and manufacturers. In that context, I see the key role of ESMA as an excellent platform to bring people and technology together.”

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