With more than 12 months under his belt now as UK managing director of Agfa Graphics, Spencer has gone about his business both diligently and, thankfully for him, in a more successful manner than his beloved Aston Villa, which suffered an ‘annus horribilis’ last season. He has successfully maintained Agfa’s market-leading position as a pre-press solution provider, while growing market share in wide-format inkjet. Impressively, Spencer helped Agfa Graphics UK exceed all sales forecasts for May’s Drupa. This year’s number 40 has, as ever, been key in managing Agfa’s dealer and OEM relations and has proved to be a more than worthy replacement for his predecessor, the esteemed Laurence Roberts.
It’s been a big year for this die-hard Gooner – if only the same could be said about his football team. The print management company opened a brand new digital production unit in London in December, which acts as a hub for its high-profile clients, such as Sony, Mini and Burger King. Charterhouse also posted an impressive 18.5% increase in turnover, but its operating profit was wiped out by interest payments on its borrowings. Not that that’s likely to get chief executive Mahoney down, after all, his mantra is “enjoy every day and smile, it makes other people feel good”. Since joining the firm more than 15 years ago, Mahoney has overseen its evolution from a modestly sized UK PM company into a serious global operator
What a year it’s been for York Mailing’s publicity-shy chief executive, who moved quickly when Pindar went into administration this time last year. Picking up the well-invested Scarborough site for a mere £2.5m, he created the UK’s biggest short-grain printer, and will see the group jump up the PrintWeek Top 500 ranks. Ingram has since spoken openly about Scarborough being a fabulous business. He is described as “very sales hungry” and spends lots of time on sales-related activities. He enjoys the fruits of success and has a penchant for fast cars and the finer things. His recent appointment of former Manroland GB boss Normal Revill as a director is a source of intrigue. What is York Mailing planning to do next?
AGI-Shorewood’s European chief executive makes an arguably overdue debut in the Power 100 this year. Garnish has had an eventful 2012 to date with the merger of AGI World and Shorewood Packaging in January and his subsequent appointment as BPIF president. An industry source describes Garnish as someone who has “always been passionate about creativity and who has been prolific in the industry, in creating jobs, wealth and an income for many”. Garnish is said to make staff development a priority, to “ensure that everybody in the organisation gets a chance to be innovative”. Outside of work our source describes Garnish as a family man who dotes on wife Gina and his grandchildren.
Described by those in the know as a “shrewd operator”, the Fujifilm managing director has enjoyed a fairly solid 12 months. The company had a good, if unspectacular, Drupa, reporting a number of deals and registers of interest in its kit, but the second half of this year is expected to be a much busier period for Fujifilm if the company’s JetPress 720 gets out of the starting blocks, as anticipated. Dalton has received plaudits for his continued commitment towards the PrintIT! educational initiative, which has been backed by Fujifilm since its launch seven years ago. His new year’s resolution for 2012 was to “continue to work hard, but have more fun than in 2011”. If the JetPress starts shipping shortly, he could yet fulfil that goal.
Over the past 12 months, joint managing director Phillips has driven the company to a 400-strong operation serving a client base many would be proud of. Up 12 places on his 2010 ranking, Phillips, with the help of his team, will hope to further his company’s profile. Delta, the PrintWeek Point-of-Purchase printer of the year, was awarded Best New Supplier Award at an Asda procurement conference just months after taking the contract off Bezier. An innovator who is both “clever and a leader”, Phillips continues to bolster the company’s firepower, helping oversee its ongoing investment with HP, for two flatbed FB7500 presses, and a UK debut for the yet to be launched HP Indigo 20000 to name a few.
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