X-Rite names Ron Voigt president


X-Rite, a longtime Grand Rapids firm now a part of the Danaher Corp., has announced that Ron Voigt has been named president, replacing Tom Vacchiano, who has announced his retirement, effective March 1.

Vacchiano is now serving in an advisory role to assist Voigt in the transition.

“Over the last several years, X-Rite and its subsidiary Pantone have become high-performing businesses and global leaders in our industry," Vacchiano said. "I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time as part of this team, and now is the right moment for me to pursue a new course and let X-Rite grow with new leadership.

“I’m confident that Ron Voigt will help X-Rite remain a global industry leader, realize its full growth potential and continue to deliver quality color science and technology products that meet the needs of current and future customers,” he said.

Over his 25-year career, Voigt has held global leadership positions at Danaher and Delphi. He is based at X-Rite in Kentwood.

Most recently, he was president of commercial and services operations at Tektronix, a Danaher company in Beaverton, Ore. Tektronix is one of the world’s largest makers of test and measuring equipment.

Prior to that, Voigt was president of Kollmorgen, a Danaher company in Virginia that makes motion systems and components for machine builders.

Before joining Danaher, Voigt held a number of leadership positions at Delphi, including divisional leader, vice president, business unit leader and managing director of European operations.

Voigt earned a master’s degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University.

Danaher, a $16-billion corporation based in Washington, D.C., acquired X-Rite last May as a wholly-owned subsidiary. At the time, X-Rite had about 450 employees in Kentwood.

A publicly held company before its acquisition by Danaher, X-Rite’s sales in 2011 were in excess of $250 million.

Danaher would not provide any additional information. 

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