Roland DG Corporation has announced the promotion of Gregory Bilsen to the role of President, Roland DG EMEA. Based in Belgium, Gregory assumes the role with immediate effect, whilst continuing to act as President & CEO of Roland DG Central Europe.

As part of its rapidly growing international team, Easyfairs is delighted to announce the appointment of Josh Brooks, previously Publisher of Packaging News and Electronics Weekly, as Business Development Director - Packaging.

With our continued expansion and customer focus we have recently expanded our Technical Service team to include the new addition of Andrew Harris formally of Roland DG. Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of working on large format digital printers having worked as a field service engineer for Roland for over 15 years. Andrew will enable us to respond more efficiently when customers have a technical problem helping ensure our customers have the least amount of downtime available.

Taopix has appointed Harshad Ghude as its Business Development Manager for India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.

Texo Trade Services (TTS), the expert in transfer print media and printable textiles, has recruited German Sales Manager Kai Klabunde (49) to serve the German-speaking market. Klabunde’s extensive experience in the field of (technical) textiles, digital print media and self-adhesive foils makes him a great asset to TTS. He gained this experience and knowledge during his work for former employers such as AMS AG Division Intercoat, Junkers & Müller GmbH and A. Berger GmbH & Co KG. He is fully equipped to provide the German speaking customer of TTS with the best possible service on the one hand and to expand the market of TTS in Germany on the other.

Mimaki today reported that Danna Drion has joined its marketing team as Senior Marketing Manager for EMEA. Prior to joining Mimaki, Drion held senior marketing positions at a variety of high tech, IT and telecom companies, including Pyramid Analytics, Red Hat, Oracle, BEA Systems, British Telecom and MCI/WorldCom. Drion’s rich background in successful marketing of technical offerings in the B2B market will bring fresh thinking and expertise to Mimaki Europe marketing efforts.

OKI Europe Ltd has announced that Dennie K. Kawahara has been appointed as its new Managing Director. He replaces Terry Kawashima who is taking on the role of General Manager, Overseas Banking Terminals Sales in Tokyo.

SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has announced the expansion of its worldwide technical sales support network with a number of new appointments in key locations.

Pixartprinting has many unique features that set it apart from other businesses. The company, which has just celebrated its 23rd birthday, created the web-to-print market in Italy, before exporting its winning model abroad. It currently has 600,000 active customers, 700 employees working at its 376,000 sq. ft headquarters near Venice and 400 products in its catalogue, with a total of 3 million possible combinations. It completes 10,000 print jobs a day, equating to 3 million packages sent every year to over 50 countries.

Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has announced the appointment of Shaun Holdom to the newly-created role of Global Product Manager. With immediate effect, Shaun will be tasked with streamlining Drytac’s existing product portfolio and successfully introducing new products to the global market place.

GIS is pleased to confirm the appointment of Martin Hoather as Chief Operating Officer (COO), strengthening the company’s focus on operational control and processes. Martin has been Acting COO for the last six months, and during this time he has been instrumental in helping plan the company’s ongoing expansion, including the recent move to GIS’ new headquarters at Edinburgh House in Cambridge, UK.

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication applications, today announces the appointment of Isabelle Marelly as Worldwide Director of Marketing. Marelly assumes responsibility for leading the continued implementation of Massivit 3D’s marketing programme to expand the company’s brand profile and value proposition across the globe.

Exclusive UK and Irish Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services has announced the appointment of long standing print industry professional, Brett Newman, in the newly created role of Chief Operations Manager. Newman brings over two decades of experience working within the sign and graphics industry and will be responsible for the company’s day to day operations, based at its Cheshire offices.

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced it has appointed Mr. Naoya Kawagoshi to the position of President, effective immediately. Mr. Kawagoshi was previously Vice President, Sales for Mimaki USA covering the United States and Canada.

Mutoh Belgium a subsidiary of Mutoh Industries Co. Ltd., Japan, announced its new Managing Director, Kenji YASUHARA. Kenji Yasuhara takes over the responsibilities of Akio KOTAKE, who has been leading Mutoh’s Belgian operation for the past 3 years. A. Kotake is appointed as General Manager Sales Operation Department of Mutoh’s International Business Headquarters (IBH) at Tokyo, Japan.

Nick Steidl has been elected Master of the Stationers’ Company and his focus will be on creating a strong future for the Livery. His term of office will see the Archive moved to a location where it can better display its historical documents. This is just the start to the planned renovation of the Hall, which could take two to ten years to fund and complete but it is deemed a vital investment, given the Company’s strategic objective of opening the Hall for public access and as a centre of learning.

Christian Duyckaerts has been inaugurated as the new President of FESPA, the global federation of Associations for the wide-format printing community.

Exclusive UK and Irish Mimaki distributor, Hybrid Services Ltd has announced the appointment of Stephen Woodall in the role of National Sales manager – Textile and Apparel.

Print and visual communications specialist Callprint has announced the appointment of David Snaith, who will join the new team at Jupiter Visual Communications, part of the Callprint group, as its managing director, where he will head up the stand-alone business.

Wide format re seller printMAX has appointed Martin Cole as a technical consultant. Cole joins the company from GPT where he gained valuable working knowledge of Mimaki products. At printMAX he will be responsible for both Roland and Mimaki solutions.

Print and visual communications specialist Callprint has announced the recruitment of Andy Phillips, who will join the new team at Jupiter Visual Communications, part of the Callprint group, where he will take on the role of regional account director.

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