17 Dec 2018

Platt joins Hybrid as Mimaki textile range further expands

Mimaki Brett Platt

Experienced textile industry professional, Brett Platt has joined Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Irish distributor, Hybrid Services as Textile Product Manager.

Printgraph Group boosts expansion plans with appointment of Peter van Dijk

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Valuable competence for new disruptive technologies, special equipment and solutions for the printing industry, this is the dowry Peter van Dijk brings to Printgraph as new Group Commercial Director, to further support Printgraph and PCO’s growth.

Top executives from Clear Channel and JCDecaux join FEPE International Board

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FEPE International, the global Out of Home advertising association, has elected two new members to its board.

Drytac expands USA team with two new appointments

Drytac Amanda Brown Olga Bates LFR

Drytac is pleased to announce that Olga Bates and Amanda Brown have joined the company as the new members of the recently restructured Marketing and Brand department in the USA: Olga as Brand Manager and Amanda as Marketing Coordinator.

The purpose of the Brand department is to reflect Drytac’s evolution over the years and the company’s new expansion goals. Both Olga and Amanda will be based in Drytac’s USA offices in Richmond, Virginia.

Olga is a VCU Brandcenter graduate and holds a Master’s degree in Communications with concentration in Advertising Strategy, and she has a decade of experience in marketing and advertising, particularly retail advertising.  

“I consider it an honour and a privilege to spearhead the rebranding efforts for an organisation as remarkable as Drytac. The more I get to know its culture and personality, the more I admire this company. It’s a good feeling when you can’t wait to come to work every day. I’m confident we can achieve even greater things in the future by taking the Drytac brand to the next level,” said Olga.

Prior to joining Drytac, Olga worked at several companies including The Martin Agency and Capital One, and played a key role in designing and implementing the programming strategy for Walmart Digital Network. In the course of her career, she also worked with clients such as L’Oréal, NFL, GSK, Kraft, Unilever, P&G and more. She brings a wealth of experience, branding expertise and a proven track record to the table, combined with a passion for what she does and the ability to get things done.

Amanda Brown is a Virginia Tech graduate, who graduated at the top of her class as a Fashion Merchandise and Design major. For the past two years, Amanda has worked as an Assistant Store Manager for Kohl’s Department Stores. She also served as a Kohl’s Campus Ambassador at Virginia Tech and was one of the youngest to be promoted to an Assistant Store Manager. She gained a lot of experience supervising employees, implementing store displays and promoting products. Amanda brings that same drive and enthusiasm to her position as Marketing Coordinator at Drytac.

[Photo shows: Amanda Brown (L) and Olga Bates (R)]

Graham VIcek joins IIJ to drive US inkjet operations as President

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Industrial Inkjet Limited (IIJ), the fast-expanding manufacturer of bespoke digital print engines based on Konica Minolta inkjet print heads, has appointed Graham VIcek as President of its US operations.

Damien Clarke joins CMYUK as Key Account Manager

CMYUK Damien Clarke LFR

CMYUK has added to its expanding Digital Printing Materials sales team by appointing Damien Clarke as Key Account Manager . His vast experience adds another layer of deep-founded knowledge to the UK’s leading supplier of wide format digital print technology and materials for the graphics industry. His role focuses on consulting with new and existing customers, expertly advising on the right materials for the right application, at the best market price.

“This new position will benefit from my background in the sign and display markets and will really help drive sales,” states Clarke. “CMYUK has been taking the market by storm and has become the ‘go to’ place for technology and consumables in this sector. I am excited to join the team.”

Clarke enjoyed eleven years as Sales Manager at Amari Plastics. In June 2011 he moved to Antalis as Key Account Manager and he took up his new role at CMYUK on 6 March 2017.

Michael Crook, Commercial Director, CMYUK Consumables Division, emphasises: “Damien’s product knowledge and long-standing customer relationships add huge value to CMYUK’s strategy. This is further strengthened with our extensive portfolio of materials including both everyday and innovative stock, combined with the best UK market prices.”

[Photo caption: Damien Clarke]