FUJIFILM Dimatix Announces Four Executive Promotions and Appoints New Senior Vice President
Press release from the issuing company
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 30 -- FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. today announced the promotions of four senior executives as part of its company reorganization. Deane Gardner becomes vice president of engineering, Joel Wood becomes vice president of operations, Russell Cooper becomes vice president of finance, and as was previously announced, Martin Schoeppler becomes vice president of marketing and sales. Additionally, Nobuo Matsumoto has joined the company as senior vice president. Andreas Bibl, the company's chief technology officer, remains in his current capacity. All report to John Batterton who continues his role as president and CEO, a position he has held since joining the company in 2000.
"The goal of our reorganization is to ensure that our structure supports our aggressive product development and growth plans as well as the convergence of printing and materials deposition applications," said John Batterton. "We have incorporated all aspects of our business including printheads, micropumps, components, microdeposition development systems and systems integration under the FUJIFILM Dimatix banner. This move leverages our competitive strengths to ensure that our products and technologies are used across the broadest range of applications. We expect 2007 to be a very busy year. Our product plans include the introduction of several large and small drop printheads with entirely new feature sets, made-to-order printhead clusters optimized for single-pass graphics applications, high-precision micropumps for materials deposition applications and associated components."
Deane Gardner, vice president of engineering, joined the company in 2001 as vice president, R&D, deposition products. In his new role, Gardner has overall responsibility for engineering and product development. Gardner holds a BSEE from Caltech and a MSEE from Stanford University.
Joel Wood, vice president, operations, oversees North American operations. He joined the company in 1999 as vice president, New Hampshire operations. Wood holds an M.S. in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the General Motors Institute.
Russell Cooper, vice president, finance, joined the company in 1995 as controller. In his expanded role, Cooper oversees all facets of the company's corporate and financial management and reporting. Cooper holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University and is a certified public accountant.
Martin Schoeppler, vice president, marketing and sales, now oversees overall marketing and sales of all FUJIFILM Dimatix products, including Spectra branded OEM printheads and system products. Schoeppler joined the company in 2004 as vice president of marketing, sales, and business development for materials deposition. Schoeppler holds a BSEE degree from the University of Applied Science in Esslingen, Germany.
Nobuo Matsumoto, senior vice president, previously worked for FUJIFILM for more than 35 years, most recently as divisional manager of the Ink Jet Technology Division at FUJIFILM Research Laboratories. He holds more than 40 U.S. patents in printing applications. Matsumoto received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
"We are very fortunate to have such well-seasoned and experienced executives," said Batterton. "Each is an expert in his respective field and works collaboratively with his colleagues to ensure that our plans are fully aligned and integrated."
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