New Appointments Support Automation Ambition
We’re pleased to announce key senior appointments that will help accelerate our ambition to take the benefits of total automation to much more of the wide-format world.
CTO – Marcus Wright
Coming from a creative environment, our new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Marcus Wright, knows too well the importance of print quality outputs from a brand management perspective. As UK Director of IT for acclaimed advertising agency network, McCann-Erickson, Marcus was responsible for managing all IT services and developing and delivering the overall group IT strategy. Later he started his own digital asset management and workflow company. With a passion for making progress possible, he used his technology expertise and creative insight to specialise in high-end workflow software automation solutions for the graphics industry.
Before joining PrintFactory, Marcus worked for GMG Color GmbH, where he was responsible for developing and delivering the company’s cloud product strategy. Today, Marcus is responsible for managing the development and support of the PrintFactory software and cloud services – with an emphasis on defining the future direction and roadmap for all PrintFactory products.
Head of Sales EMEA – Simon Landau
Similar to Marcus, our new Head of Sales EMEA has experienced first hand the frustrations of poor workflow management.
Simon has been in the graphics arts industry for 30 years. His transition to print came when he made the move to a well-known London graphics supplies company. From there he joined a large format print distributor and later a Harlequin RIP developer and supplier, where he became an inkjet RIP colour specialist.
It was then he went to one of the UK’s largest inkjet resellers, where he focused on high-end colour management. Joining GMG Color UK was the natural next step, providing advanced colour management systems to the traditional photo retouch, agency and flexo, gravure and litho printing markets, as well as large format print companies. Simon joined PrintFactory’s holding company, Aurelon, when CEO Erik Strik made the decision to move forward as an independent brand to grow the potential for cloud-based platforms.
Excited by the proposition of championing LFP automation, Simon makes it his mission to evidence the tangible benefits of automated technologies for Large Format printing companies stuck in a traditional workflow rut.