New global role for Nixon

Nixon has worked in the industry for more than 35 years
Nixon has worked in the industry for more than 35 years

Mark Nixon has been promoted to a new global role at digital embellishment specialist Scodix.

Nixon worked in the UK pre-media and print industry for many years, with senior roles at Scitex, Creo and Koenig & Bauer before setting up Conversion UK focused on new technology for print and packaging. 

He joined Scodix six years ago as vice president of its North America and Canada business. 

As of this month, he has become vice president of global sales and marketing at the Israeli manufacturer, where he said he would be “leading the consolidation and expanding our worldwide customer base”.

In his new role Nixon will take over some of the functions previously handled by Nigel Tracey, Scodix’s former vice president of business development and marketing. 

After five-and-a-half years at Scodix Tracey has just taken up a new role at Swiss packaging and label equipment manufacturer Bobst, where he is now technology sales director for digital converting.

Over the summer Scodix raised $19m (£13.8m) through an IPO on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. 

The flotation involved 33.74% of the firm’s shares, which were listed at ILS634 (£141). The shares subsequently rose to ILS713.7 but slipped last month and are now trading at ILS591.9.

Scodix is targeting packaging, web-to-print and commercial print where it believes there is a potential $10bn combined market for its products. 

At the time of the IPO it had more than 360 systems installed worldwide, with a backlog of 10 installations due to travel restrictions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The manufacturer’s UK agent is Friedheim International.