Tuesday, 03 Sep 2019 12:46 GMT

Recent strategic appointments in print

As technologies develop and businesses continue to grow, the print industry is expanding and evolving. This includes investing in new strategic appointments to stay ahead of the competition.

In order to keep up with growing interest in its DuraLink technology, Memjet has appointed Scott Leger as vice president of business development.

Leger joins the company with over 22 years’ experience at FUJIFILM Dimatix where he contributed to growing the organisation from small start-up.

In his new role, Leger will manage the interest, engagement and development process for original equipment manufacturer partners interested in adopting the DuraLink technology.

I have a strong knowledge and understanding of this industry and believe I am well placed to promote the capabilities and business benefits of the software

“Memjet is built on a solid foundation, yet still maintains the agility of a start-up capturing new opportunities,” comments Leger, adding: “The combination of technology, innovation and passion for success positions Memjet to be a worldwide leader in inkjet solutions. I am pleased to be part of the team that can make that happen.”

Elsewhere in the company, Oscar Ibarra has been appointed as the new global marketing communications director. Responsible for leading a global marketing and social media strategy, Ibarra will work to grow demand whilst providing leadership, coordination and oversight of Memjet’s entire marketing activities and policies.

Having built a successful career in the graphics and wide-format print industry, Izabella Ivanovici has joined Vism as client engagement manager.

Scott Leger, vice president of business development at Memjet

With experience in the areas of client services, studio design, production and installation, the project management software firm is confident Ivanovici brings with her the skills needed to build strong relationships with new and existing customers and partners.

Ivanovici comments: “When I first came across Vism, I could see this was something the industry has been crying out for and immediately recognised its value and potential. After working in recruitment for more than five years, I have a strong knowledge and understanding of this industry and believe I am well placed to promote the capabilities and business benefits of the software.

“With new features launching every month, I am excited to be part of this journey and am looking forward to seeing how the company will develop over the coming months and years.”

The breadth of experience and wide-ranging expertise of the new management team will help align the organisation and place us in a strong position to meet all the challenges of a fast-changing market

In a move that aims to “power sales and marketing” for Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, OKI has announced a series of senior appointments.

As the firm adapts to changing markets, OKI is focusing on enhancing its vertical solutions portfolio which helps its customers stay up to date with evolving trends such as using print to embrace social media trends.

In line with this, Marzio Gobbato has joined the firm as the new deputy managing director. Gobbato will report to existing managing director, Dennie Kawahara, and will focus on improving collaboration between sales and marketing as well as ensuring both are in line with the company’s global strategy.

In a large shake-up of the sales, marketing, corporate planning, operations and special projects departments, four new appointments have been made.

Izabella Ivanovici, client engagement manager at Vism

Chiharu Asai has moved from marketing director to vice president corporate planning; Susumu Miura has been appointed as vice president operations and special projects; Koichiro (Ken) Fukano has moved from vice president of operations for OKI Europe to vice president of marketing and supply chain management; and Shu Watanabe has been promoted from head of wide-format business unit to vice president of industry print.

Commenting on the appointments, Kawahara says: “Modern business tactics and trends require a new approach and way of thinking and OKI Europe’s new leadership team reinforces our determination to ensure we are supporting customers to quickly adapt to this.

“The breadth of experience and wide-ranging expertise of the new management team will help align the organisation and place us in a strong position to meet all the challenges of a fast-changing market.”

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