Mr. Andrew Schipke

Vice President Sales & Marketing,
W+D North America

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41 year highly successful leadership record as a "technical and market communicator" in sales and marketing management of large dollar, complex technologies in a multitude of printing and converting markets – paper, flexible packaging, corrugated, paperboard and various commercial printing and converting verticals - with direct mail being my current focus for the past 13 years. Broad and current technical and market knowledge of inkjet, flexography, offset, rotogravure, printed RFID, electron beam and UV and LED-UV print technologies.

Currently serving on the Envelope Manufacturers Assoc. EMA Foundation Board of Trustees and as Vice Chairman of the EMA Management and Technology committe. Also, currently serving on the Association for Print Technolgies - Board of Directors and USPS MTAC (Mailers Technical Advisory Committee) - APTech representative. 

FTA  (Flexo Technical Association) Excellence in Flexography Competitiion - print awards judge.  Named content contributor to the FTA FIRST publication (Flexo Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances).

Recipient of the first Flexo Technical Association (FTA) - Technical Innovation Award (1996). Awarded for the first computer controlled flexo ink delivery and doctor blade metering system with automated wash-up technology for commercial flexo printing presses.


Miami University, Oxford, OH + University of Wisconsin

Professional Associations

EMA (Envelope Manufacturers Association)
2006 - Present

FTA (Flexo Technical Association)
1985 - Present

Job History

W+D North America Inc. (Winkler+Dunnebier GmbH)
Vice-President Marketing and Strategic Sales
August 2006 - present

Honors and Awards

Technical Innovation Award
Flexo Technical Association