- Date 4 May 2012
Richard Barham has joined Xaar, the world’s leading independent supplier and manufacturer of industrial inkjet printheads, as Sales and Marketing Director.
Richard comes to Xaar from Agfa Graphics where he held a range of senior sales, marketing and management positions for over 25 years. Most recently, as Vice President of Agfa’s Inkjet Division, he was responsible for driving growth, quadrupling turnover to over €150M and integrating a major acquisition.
“In the past, as an inkjet systems builder, I worked with many different printhead suppliers including Xaar; its future roadmap and the strength of the IP and development team convinced me that this was a great team with a bright future. This shows how strongly I believe in Xaar’s technology,” says Richard. “It’s a great company with great technology and amazing IP. Xaar is undergoing rapid growth due to the capabilities and potential of its printheads. In addition to helping our partners build successful products for a range of graphics, packaging, ceramics, décor and coding and marking applications, we are actively investigating new market opportunities. This is an exciting time to be joining the organisation.”
Ian Dinwoodie, Chief Executive of Xaar, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Richard to the Board. His extensive experience will help drive our continued expansion into new industrial inkjet markets.”