Ms. Thorp has worked in digital printing for over 20 years, including more than 10 years in senior positions at digital printing consultancies such as IT Strategies. She has also held executive management positions at Xaar plc, where she was Head of Group Marketing in the period immediately following the company’s IPO; AIP Ltd, where she led the business development function of this joint venture between The Technology Partnership and Research Labs of Australia; and most recently as VP EMEA Operations at iTi Corporation.
“GIS are well-positioned to expand their presence in the industrial inkjet market. They have a strong portfolio of products with electronics and software drivers for prototype systems and ink developers to highly powerful multi-printhead production presses. They already cover the main printhead technologies and are actively investing in R&D for next generation products,” said Ms. Thorp.
Nick Geddes, Managing Director commented: “Debbie’s market knowledge and global contacts will strengthen the GIS executive team and her vision will help define the company’s strategic development as we enter an exciting new phase of growth.