Spencer was approached by Global Graphics with the offer earlier this year and started in the role in the first week of September. He will be responsible for taking OEM projects from concept to market and will be working with product managers in order to “deploy technology into high-end environments”.
Spencer was headhunted from his position as OEM Europe and Americas director at RIP developer Caldera, which he has held since 2013, and will be reporting to Global Graphics sales vice-president Justin Bailey.
Spencer said: “I had already been offered three or four roles prior to Global Graphics approaching me but declined the opportunities because they didn’t feel right. When Global Graphics came along with the position and the objectives it had set I thought it was a great opportunity to move into a company at a higher level.
“It is absolutely amazing. I feel like I’ve been here a long time already and have been welcomed with open arms.”
Spencer, who has more than 20 years’ experience in commercial printing, digital imaging and inkjet, was with Xaar between 2006 and 2010, before leaving to start up his own consultancy, JCS & Co, which specialised in inkjet market analysis and project management. He moved to Caldera in 2013.
“What led me to Caldera was that when I left Xaar a lot of customers asked for advice, they knew they could use my opinion to help analyse new markets that they had not entered before. The consultancy business gave me in-depth knowledge of many print sectors,” added Spencer.
Global Graphics used Drupa to launch its Fundamentals software, a new software and engineering services package for inkjet press manufacturers.
The Cambridge-headquartered company employs nearly 100 staff and turned over £13.7m at the end of 2015.
Last year, it acquired the issued share capital of German-based font developer URW Design & Development.