Canon names new head of commercial printing
Friday, October 20, 2017
Canon’s Stuart Rising has been promoted to the role of head of commercial printing, replacing the recently departed Craig Nethercott.
Joining from Canon UK’s 3D division, which he launched in 2014, Rising started the new job two weeks ago, having previously worked in a variety of roles within Océ and then Canon Océ following its acquisition.
Nethercott relocated to Australia at the beginning of this month to become managing director of Océ Oceania, ahead of Canon Australia moving production printing products sales under the Océ brand.
Rising said: “I am really excited about the role. I think the bit that really differentiates us as an organisation is the way we go to market. I’ve got a team of consultants and the way we take that depth of knowledge in a very uniformed and structured way really adds value.
“I’m very much looking forward to continuing this approach and working with a team that has significant knowledge and experience.”
Rising said he had spent his first fortnight travelling around the UK and meeting clients, along with attending the Canon Commercial Production Printing Business Days event in Poing, Germany. Responsible for around 20 staff, he will be reporting to Canon’s director of industrial and production solutions Duncan Smith.
“The commercial printing team continue to go from strength to strength and Stuart will help build on their success,” said Smith.
Based in Thames Ditton, Surrey, Rising joined Océ in 1999 and served as first a regional sales manager for commercial print and then a national sales manager following Canon’s acquisition of Océ, before being offered to head up the Canon UK 3D operation, which now has around six staff. Rising has been replaced in the interim by Canon head of AEC and manufacturing Dominic Fahy.
Rising’s new role will be made all the busier by a stream of new products Canon has launched this year, including the VarioPrint 6000 Titan series of monochrome production presses, Océ Colorado with patented UVGel and ProStream continuous inkjet press.
He added that a big part of next year’s focus would be continuing to go to market with the 2015-launched Varioprint i300.
“I’m not looking to make dramatic changes but it’s about keeping doing what we’re doing and making sure we can keep driving the consultative approach,” he finished.