IMI Management and Ownership Change

IMI Management and Ownership Change

IMI Management and Ownership ChangeThe popular, UK-based, inkjet conference and course provider, IMI, is making management and ownership changes for 2016.

The current Managing Director, Mike Willis, will step down, after 17 years of running successful inkjet conferences and courses, but will continue as Chairman with an advisory role in the company and retain a minority stake in IMI Europe. His replacement as Managing Director and the new majority owner of IMI Europe, will be Dr. Tim Phillips, formerly of Xennia Technology and Sensient.

With 24 years of experience of business development and marketing roles in global technology companies, Phillips is also launching Catenary Solutions Limited, a technology marketing consultancy, offering expertise in commercialising technology products.

Mike Willis said: “After many years of running IMI Europe as well as my consultancy company, Pivotal Resources, it’s time to take a less active role and have some more time for myself. We intend to continue to grow and develop the company but it is time for someone younger to take over the main activities.”

“This is an extremely exciting opportunity for me,” adds Phillips. “I am very pleased to take on the challenge as I have had the ambition to own and run a company for many years. IMI Europe is an excellent business which I believe will benefit from fresh ideas and energy which I bring. We have already launched one new event, the Inkjet Ink Development Conference in Lausanne, April 2016 and will announce further plans for growth in the future.”

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