3 July 2024
Ruben Silva Industry Icon Dies Suddenly
MISSISSAUGA—
Ruben Silva had a long history in the Canadian than North American printing industry
Ruben Silva had a long history in the Canadian than North American printing industry
 Long time industry veteran Ruben Silva suddenly passed away on June 27. Ruben's career in the industry stretched over 30 years . Last position was Vice President of Sales - inkjet, North America at Agfa Offset & Inkjet Solutions. He worked out to AGFA's Mississauga office.  Before that he was AGFA Managing Director for Canada, after joining Agfa in March 2006. Ruben oversaw Agfa’s integration of New Jersey-based Pitman, which it bought in 2010. Pitman had around 500 employees and 16 locations in the United States. Prior to joining Agfa, he held both technical and sales
Ruben was the second in command at A.B. Dick Canada of years
Ruben was the second in command at A.B. Dick Canada of years
management positions at Presstek Canada, AB Dick, Itek Graphics and Gestetner. AGFA North America's statement " Ruben had a unique way of connecting with people and building long-lasting relationships. He cared deeply for our customers, the North American team, and Agfa. He was a mentor to many of us, working side by side to help us reach our fullest potential. His positive attitude and smiling demeanor made work fun. Ruben’s passing leaves a significant void in the company and the graphic arts community, but his legacy will continue to inspire us."
 
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