Since its formation in 2009 by Garry Brown, Your Print Specialists (YPS) has shown continuous growth and is now one of the UK’s leading suppliers to the sign, print and graphics display market. The company has announced that it has established a new management team that is committed to the future success of YPS by strengthening its product portfolio and building on its operational excellence and customer service.

Drytac is pleased to announce that Peter Bourgeois, Territory Sales Manager for Western Canada, is to take on an extended role within the business by additionally assuming responsibility for the North West USA region.

Ricoh have announced that Carsten Bruhn is now the President and CEO of Ricoh North America. A self-described "global citizen," Bruhn brings more than 20 years of experience from around the world. This includes having lived in Great Britain, Denmark and Japan, and with extensive travel meeting with customers in all regions throughout the world, including North America. He has led global teams that have successfully built digital transformation strategies and implemented services that solve crucial problems for organizations of all sizes – from global enterprises to small businesses.

After a three-month transition period with his predecessor Herbert Forker, Dr. Nicolas Wiedmann has assumed full responsibility as Siegwerk's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He joined Siegwerk on January 1, 2021 and has been intensively involved with the company since then.

A NEW appointment at one of the UK’s most forward-thinking print organisations will help the company grow and develop its technology strategy.

Durst Group, manufacturer of future-oriented digital printing and production technologies, is restructuring its successful Label & Flexible Packaging segment. The current Segment Manager Helmuth Munter will retire at the end of 2021 after more than 40 years with the company. He will be succeeded in the role of Global Sales Manager Label & Flexible Packaging by Thomas Macina. The native of South Tyrol comes from HP Indigo, where he was most recently Labels Business Manager EMEA in Barcelona.

Drytac has further bolstered its EMEA team with the promotion of Phil Webster to the role of Head of Industrial Sales (EMEA), and the appointment of Stephen Ridyard as Technical Manager, UK. Both men are based out of Drytac's UK offices in Bristol.

Wide-format equipment distributor Josero today announces that Sarah Winterbottom is taking over the role of Managing Director as founder Loic Delor steps back from the day-to-day running of the business to focus on product development and special projects, remaining a company director. Winterbottom, formerly Business Development Manager, has been Acting Managing Director since January 4th 2021, and the promotion will become official on April 6th 2021.

PRINTING United Alliance today announced that Dave Leskusky has been appointed president of PRINTING United Alliance. Leskusky has successfully overseen operations at NAPCO Media, which melded with the Alliance in 2019 to further connect members and the industry at large with a comprehensive platform of the most widespread media brands in the industry, more than 30 combined events, including the largest printing and graphic arts trade show in the Americas – PRINTING United.

Xerox has announced two senior leadership appointments. Darren Cassidy has been appointed managing director for UK and Ireland and senior vice president for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Enterprise and Global Accounts Operations. Kevin Paterson is now head of Xerox Business Solutions (XBS) & SMB, UK.

Antalis announces Simon Fisher as the newly appointed Commercial Director for its Print, Publishing, Office and Visual Communications businesses following confirmation that Bruce Munro will retire after almost 29 years with the business.

Neschen Coating GmbH expands management: Andreas Mertens will be working alongside Managing Director Kai Tittgemeyer to drive the company's further growth under Blue Cap AG as owner from March 01, 2021. In his role, the 54-year-old will be responsible for sales and marketing for the entire Neschen Group.

Hybrid Services has appointed Duncan Jefferies in the new role of Head of Marketing & Business Development. Since joining the company in 2002, Jefferies has been directly involved with the UK and Ireland Mimaki distributor’s marketing and communications, and his appointment to Hybrid’s senior management team underlines the company’s future plans.

Rob Karpenko has joined CMYUK International, and will be responsible for developing market opportunities in Europe and Russia.

Esko, the global provider of integrated hardware and software for the packaging and label industries, has announced the appointment of Michael Ollitervo-Murphy as Senior Director Customer Success EMEA.

Xeikon has appointed Victor Ortiz as Sales Manager of their Corrugated Business Division. In his new role, Ortiz is first of all tasked with developing Xeikon’s IDERA business in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Victor Ortiz brings 20+ years of relevant experience working in the industrial digital printing industry as well as in the Sign and Display sector. The appointment is taking place with immediate effect.

ColorGATE, a leading vendor of powerful software and hardware products for color critical digital printing, keeps strengthening its team: Oliver Guth, a well-known expert for digital décor printing, has joined the company on February 1st as Key Account Manager Industrial Printing.

Mac Papers and Packaging, one of the largest paper and packaging distributors in the Southeast U.S., announced today the appointment of Charles Paquin as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Investment in people and equipment will support the growth plans of leading wide-format print, graphics, and visual communications specialist MacroArt during 2021.

Go Inspire continues to strengthen its position as the customer communications partner of choice, with two strategic new hires. The company is proud to welcome Dimitri Kyprianou and Ben Young on board.

Chad Rutter - a video editor expert, animator, and motion master - is now our Multimedia Specialist at Color Concepts. He will be responsible for animation and video editing for ColorBase Creative Studios.

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