Memjet Makes a Host of New Hires
Maker of page-wide color inkjet print heads Memjet has recently made a number of new hires, with the San Diego-based company announced the appointments of several new executives in the last several weeks:
Scott Leger, Former Fujifilm Executive
On August 13th, Memjet Scott Leger has joined the company as vice president of business development. In this role, Leger will manage the interest, engagement and development process for OEM partners interested in harnessing Memjet DuraLink’s capabilities for their high-volume presses.
Leger’s work experience is centered at FUJIFILM Dimatix, a piezo inkjet-printing company. Over the course of his 22 years at FUJIFILM Dimatix, Leger’s work contributed to growing the organization from a small startup to a global inkjet industry leader.
Leger was an early member of the Fujifilm Integration Systems Group. This effort combined Leger’s print-head engineering expertise and creative thinking to develop integrated custom solutions for end-user applications. These applications included printing directly on food items and expanding industrial printing applications.
Leger managed functions that included engineering, manufacturing, marketing and technical support to ensure the delivery of successful projects.
Leger holds an electrical engineering degree and master’s degree in business administration from Plymouth State University.
Oscar Ibarra, Former Samsung and HP Executive
On August 6th, Memjet announced the appointment of Oscar Ibarra as the company’s global marketing communications director. Ibarra will lead all facets of Memjet’s marketing communications, and will be responsible for leading a global marketing and social media strategy that encompasses both consumer-facing communications and B2B corporate initiatives. This will involve providing leadership, coordination and oversight of Memjet’s overall marketing activities and policies, including creative and content production, lead generation, branding efforts and marketing alliances..
Ibarra joins Memjet from Movida24, a marketing service agency where he served as chief client services and strategy officer since 2016. During his tenure with Movida24, he was also vice president of business development at Kilburn Media; a film, television, production and live events entertainment company where he implemented and oversaw business strategic efforts aimed at generating revenue growth and penetration into new markets and live events.
Prior to Movida24, Ibarra was executive vice president at Citizen Systems, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality label, barcode, portable, point-of-sale and photographic printing solutions and digital healthcare products. Simultaneously, he led his own multicultural marketing agency called BTL Network.
Prior to that, he held several roles including president of the Samsung mini-printer business (Bixolon), and senior business strategy lead and global strategic alliance manager for Hewlett Packard’s OEM Printing Organization.
Ibarra earned his bachelors’ degree in business-economics from University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.) and his masters’ degree in marketing and finance from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Marc Johnson, Former HP Executive
On June 27th, Memjet announced that it had appointed Marc Johnson to the role of global director of Product Marketing. In this newly created role, Johnson will manage the development and implementation of marketing strategies for Memjet and its OEM partners, and will oversee product development, competitive analysis and strategic planning.
Johnson will be responsible for providing market feedback that guides the development and adoption of Memjet’s DuraLink technology. He will also work closely with OEM partners and develop market strategies for creating and deploying DuraLink-powered presses that serve the packaging, commercial and industrial printing markets.
Johnson’s work experience spans over 25 years in the printing industry.
Prior to joining Memjet, Johnson held a range of leadership roles at HP.
As brand innovation and engagement manager, Johnson advised brand owners, marketing leaders, ad agencies and industry groups on how to use digital printing technologies to advance their marketing goals and drive improved results for their businesses and clients.
Previously, Johnson worked as marketing manager in the areas of High-Volume Commercial, Publishing, and Production Mail at HP. In this role, he used his direct mail and publishing expertise to promote the value of digital printing solutions to print service providers, their sales teams, clients, agencies, and publishers. His work is said to have helped the company achieve the leading share of page volume for inkjet presses in North America.
Johnson began his tenure at HP as business development manager. After less than a year, he was promoted to the role of category manager, Inkjet High-speed Production Solutions.
Before his work at HP, Johnson held marketing and product management roles with Kodak, Presstek, Scitex, and Varityper.
Bent Serritsley, Former Xeikon Executive
Back in April, Memjet had also announced the appointment of Bent Serritslev as senior vice president of business development in the Asia–Pacific region (APAC). In this role, Serritslev is overseeing sales and marketing activities designed to expand the adoption of Memjet technology among (OEM) partners in the region.
Before joining Memjet, Serritslev held senior management roles with various companies in the printing industry.
More recently, Serritslev was managing director for Xeikon Asia Pacific, where he established and grew Xeikon’s market share in region. Under his leadership, Xeikon’s office grew from a small core group of engineers to an organization of about 30 people dedicated to providing sales, marketing, service and support for regional Asia Pacific customers.
Before joining Heidelberg Malaysia, Mr. Serritslev was managing director of EACgraphics India (Heidelberg India), a distributor of capital goods to the print media industry.
Memjet is Hiring
Memjet is also seeking to fill other job postings. To view current Memjet job postings, visit the company here.
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