Canon UK has announced the promotion of Stuart Rising to Head of Commercial Printing. Rising will lead a team of experts in both monochrome and colour inkjet continuous feed, further strengthening the company’s comprehensive professional print services offering.
Rising’s career in the printing industry spans more than two decades and he joined Océ from a channel partner 18 years ago. Since then Rising has held numerous roles within the UK organisation across various business functions including sales, software and business development.
His previous role, launching Canon UK’s 3D offering, resulted in the creation of a highly successful business that has now been rolled out across Europe.
Duncan Smith, Director of Industrial and Production Solutions at Canon UK, comments: “I’ve worked alongside Stuart throughout his career in the Océ and Canon organisations and know that his extensive experience will be put to good use in this new role. The Commercial Printing team continue to go from strength to strength and Stuart will help build on their success.
“Canon takes a collaborative partnership approach to working with customers, enabling them to uncover new revenue streams, improve their margins and make the most of their equipment. Our world-class technology, service and applications all help make that possible.”
Rising said: “There’s a world of opportunity within printing for our customers and their feedback is vital in helping us to develop Canon technologies of the future. Our current focus is on systems that enable shorter print runs, just-in-time print delivery, personalised content and greater cost-effectiveness.
He adds: “It’s not just about products. We maintain a dialogue with industry trendsetters and opinion leaders, as well as finishing and software partners, to ensure Canon continues to innovate and drive new technologies and solutions.”
Rising takes over from Craig Nethercott, who has moved to Australia to take up a new role as Managing Director of Océ in the Oceania region. Rising is married with two school-age children. He lives in Thames Ditton, Surrey, and is a keen runner.