Industry Veteran Retires

Industry Veteran Colin Watt from Delacamp will retire from the post of General Manager – Technical Operations on 30 June this year.

Colin, joined the imaging industry in the 1970’s, and has working experience in both OEM and aftermarket companies. He used to work for General Aniline Film Corp., Kalle Infotec, Katun Corp., Matsushita (Panasonic), Static Control Components and Delacamp. The move to Matsushita (Panasonic) saw Colin return to the OEM side of the business in a new role in technical marketing, and also saw a change in emphasis from copiers to printers. After gaining valuable experience, Colin returned to the aftermarket with Static Control Components before spending his final ten years with Delacamp.

“I have been extremely fortunate”, said Colin, “in that I have been part of the growth of the electronic imaging industry from its first years as a technical curiosity for the few who could afford it to a mass-market product for everyday life. It has taken me all around the world meeting and working with people from all walks of life; engineers, scientists, managers, executives and factory workers. I have learned something from all of them and I am sure I will miss that variety and excitement in the years to come. I would like to thank them all for making the last 43 years such a fascinating time.”

Volker Kappius, COO Delacamp comments, “I doubt that Colin can live without drums and toner but I have to accept that he wants to try. Colin has done a great job for our industry and for Delacamp. We have to replace him with two people: Andreas Fedde and Thomas Albrecht. In order to ensure a smooth handover of responsibilities and continuity of service Colin will be working in the background at Delacamp for a few months on a part-time basis before finally hanging up his screwdriver and picking up the keys of his much under-used Harley-Davidson.”

Mr. Nuppenau CEO of Delacamp adds: “Although he looks much younger I have to accept that Colin has reached his retirement age. He has truly left his footprint in our industry. I do not know anybody who has actively shaped our industry longer than Colin. Thank you Colin.”


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