Troika appoints new MD
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
UK-based packaging pre-press quality control specialist Troika Systems has appointed a seasoned industry leader as its new managing director as it eyes global growth.
Laurie Geldenhuys joined the kit manufacturer, best known for the development of 3D scanning microscopes for the printing industry, last month.
Geldenhuys has held senior roles across a number of print and chemicals companies, including Dow Chemical, Sun Chemical, Xennia Technology, ASI Solutions, Mantrose-Hauser Co and Status Paints.
However, for the past four-and-a-half years he was CEO of Nottingham-based nanoparticle manufacturer Promethean Particles.
“I am very pleased to be joining Troika Systems. This company really leads the way with its technological development," said Geldenhuys.
“I am looking forward to taking the company to the next level in terms of business growth. It is a pivotal time for the printing industry.
“Our focus is, and will continue to be, on driving the message home that sustainability must remain the forefront in our mind for brands, printers, packers and manufacturers. Troika’s specialist measuring and quality control devices deliver a multitude of benefits that really impact the efficiency, sustainability and waste reduction strategies for our customers.”
Wiltshire-based Troika Systems is best known for the development and production of the AniCam quality control system – a 3D scanning microscope for flexographic, gravure and coating printers. Other products include SurfaceCam and Plate-to-Print HD quality control devices.
Just under two years ago investment firm Fresh Equity took a majority stake in the business as founder and managing director Phil Hall retired.