Inca appoints new CEO

By Richard Stuart-Turner, Wednesday 10 April 2019

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Inca Digital has appointed Stephen Tunnicliffe-Wilson as its new chief executive.

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Tunnicliffe-Wilson: "I am confident Inca has an exciting and successful future to look forward to"

Tunnicliffe-Wilson, who has been with the Cambridge-based manufacturer since it was established 19 years ago, started as chief executive at the beginning of April and will also continue as chief technology officer, a role he has held for the past year.

He has also been responsible for leading the research & development arm of the Screen-owned business for the last 16 years.

He succeeds Inca Digital’s interim chief executive Akira Hayakawa, who has overseen the business for the past six months, following previous chief executive John Mills departure from the business in October 2018.

“I am incredibly proud to have been appointed as the new chief executive of Inca Digital at what I believe to be a seminal moment in its evolution. I am confident Inca has an exciting and successful future to look forward to,” said Tunnicliffe-Wilson.

“Our strategy is to build on the success of our Onset family of flatbed printers to grow a capability in single-pass packaging machines. Our next key opportunity is to demonstrate the quality, performance and flexibility of our products to new customers in both graphics and packaging.”

He added: “Inca offers the ability to provide printing solutions to meet our customers’ needs – far more than just printers. We offer robot-driven sheet loading and a full workflow Integration service. These features provide benefits in handling a wide variety of materials, and interfacing to many different RIP, workflow and MIS software systems.”

Screen Graphic Solutions chief executive Takanori Kakita added: “As chief technology officer, Stephen has played a key role guiding the business and its product roadmap over many years.

“His vast experience and knowledge of the business will now be an invaluable asset in his position as chief executive. Stephen’s appointment gives Inca Digital real clarity and confidence in terms of its future direction and places it on a firm footing to take on the opportunities and challenges the market will present over the coming years.”

Inca launched the Onset M in 2017. In its accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 sales at the company increased by 26.5% to £52.8m.

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