Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, has today announced that long-standing employee, Mark Sollman, will be appointed to the role of Product Manager, EMEA on the 1st July 2021.
Sollman has been with Mimaki for over 15 years and as such, his extensive knowledge of the business and its diverse product portfolio makes him the clear choice for this esteemed management position.
“I accepted this role with much excitement and a great deal of enthusiasm,” says Sollman. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to take a lead role in a business that I am strongly committed to. Even after all these years, Mimaki is a company that continues to inspire and challenge me with each new product development and technology break-through. It constantly advances its product range to support its customers and meet new industry trends, and I am looking forward to now being at the helm of this innovation.”
Sollman will be succeeding Bert Benckhuysen. After four years with Mimaki, Benckhuysen has decided to take on a new challenge as Business Development Director at Colourama. A valued Mimaki customer, Colourama is a company Benckhuysen knows well, having also previously been employed as Production Manager at this thriving Polish textile printer.
Sollman comments, “Bert is leaving me with some big shoes to fill! He has been instrumental in driving the business forward during his time at Mimaki and, not only will the team miss his expertise and talent, but we will miss working alongside such a funny, passionate, and thoroughly likeable person too. Of course, by moving to Colourama, Bert won’t be too far from his Mimaki family, so I am sure we’ll stay close friends.”
Danna Drion, General Manager, Marketing, Mimaki EMEA, concludes, “We are very sad to see Bert leave Mimaki but in Mark, we have a well-respected, extremely capable colleague, who has Mimaki know-how running through his veins. The team is incredibly excited to get to work with this very welcome new member of the management team.”
Mimaki is a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics, industrial and textile/apparel markets. Mimaki develops the complete product range for each group; hardware, software and the associated consumable items, such as inks and cutting blades. Mimaki excels in offering innovative, high quality and high reliability products, based upon its aqueous, latex, solvent and UV-curable inkjet technology. In order to meet a wide range of applications in the market, Mimaki pursues the development of advanced on-demand digital printing solutions. Mimaki Engineering Co. Ltd., (President: Kazuaki Ikeda) Nagano (Japan), is publicly listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.