Xaar plc, the world leader in industrial inkjet technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Morgan as Non-Executive Director. Morgan will join the Board of Directors at Xaar from 4th January 2016.
Chris brings with him a wealth of expertise in managing complex international technology businesses, having spent 25 years at HP, Inc. His HP career encompassed more than 15 years of diverse senior executive roles including WW Sales and Marketing leadership for HP’s entire printing business and Senior Vice President of Graphic Solutions where he had end-to-end global general management responsibility for HP’s multibillion dollar portfolio of digital printing and packaging press, signage and display, large format design, 3D, and specialty printing solutions and services.
Chris has a strong background in global marketing and general management roles, with 11 years living and working in Asia for HP. He has led strategic investments in key growth markets such as China and India and has established channel networks, and customer service and supply chain capabilities in growth markets. Morgan has also been involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions at both the strategic and operational levels and was a board member for an HP-Softbank PC-related joint venture in Japan. Morgan recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for Stratasys, Ltd, until June of 2015, where he was responsible for marketing 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions globally.
Phil Lawler, Xaar’s Chairman, welcomes Chris saying, “We are delighted that Chris is joining Xaar’s Board. He brings a wealth of experience with him in both global businesses and leadership roles. We look forward to his help in guiding the Company at this important period in Xaar’s 25 year history.” Echoing Phil’s comments, Doug Edwards, Xaar’s CEO, says: “I am pleased to welcome Chris to Xaar. His extensive international experience and market knowledge will aid Xaar’s growth in new and emerging applications for digital inkjet printing.”
The appointment of Chris to Xaar’s Board will prove a very positive start to 2016 for the Company. “Xaar is well positioned to take advantage of a number of growth opportunities in the digital print market over the next few years” says Chris Morgan. “I am very excited to be joining Xaar at this important time.”
Xaar is a world-leader in the development of inkjet technology and manufacture of piezoelectric drop-on-demand industrial printheads. The company also develops and sells ink systems, electronics and fluid optimisation services to accelerate inkjet system development and adoption. Xaar printheads incorporate patented technology which delivers unbeatable performance when decorating, patterning, depositing functional coatings on, or adding structure to, a variety of industrial and consumer products. Today leading manufacturers worldwide, in sectors ranging from ceramics, wide-format graphics and labels to direct-to-shape packaging and decorative laminates, choose Xaar’s printheads because they are extremely precise, exceptionally versatile, incredibly reliable, and designed for high-volume production. Additional information about Xaar is available at www.xaar.com