Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, has promoted two executives to head up business units in the UK. Stephen Lynch has been appointed Océ UK Director of Document Printing and Craig Nethercott Océ UK Director of Production Printing.
Nethercott joined Océ in 2000. He progressed from various Account and Senior Account Manager roles in Document Printing, through to Sector Manager in Production Printing, before taking over as its Sales Director two years ago.
“The markets are improving. There’s renewed customer confidence and financial institutions are relaxing their previous stringent restrictions on lending money, which had stifled investment,” said Craig Nethercott. “Our market-leading print production and software systems, combined with service and after-sales support that is second to none, will put us in a strong position to benefit as the economy continues to recover. Colour is massively important going forward, and we are confident that our technologies, such as Océ ColorStream and Océ JetStream, will continue to increase our market-share.”
Lynch, who has been with the Océ organisation for more than 15 years, started as a Major Accounts Manager in 1995. Three years later he was promoted to Northern Regional Manager, based Glasgow, covering Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and then to National Sales Director in 2002. He was working for Imagistics when it became part of Océ in 2005.
“Whilst we operate in a very challenging environment, this also brings opportunities that we, as a major international player, are well positioned to grasp.” said Stephen Lynch. “In the current climate every organisation must ensure it is as efficient as it can be, and we are ideally placed to assess how they manage and produce documentation. Every organisation needs to maximise efficiencies. Océ’s Document Printing division is a specialist in MFDs and Managed Print Services, and our customer-focused business approach and state-of-the-art systems are helping us make real inroads into the marketplace.”
Bron Curley, Managing Director of Océ UK, said: “Stephen Lynch and Craig Nethercott have demonstrated real leadership throughout their careers at Océ. I have every confidence they will continue to build successful teams that remain market focused and provide services that add real value to our customers.”