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  • 13 Nov 2019

Global Graphics appoints new CEO

Mike Rottenborn, president of Hybrid Software moves to Global Graphics

UK-based Global Graphics has appointed Mike Rottenborn as its new CEO following Gary Fry’s decision to step down from the post at the end of the year.

Gary Fry has served as COE since 2008 and has steered the company through a significant growth period during which included several strategic acquisitions such as Meteor Inkjet, the industrial printhead driver specialists, and a prepress company Xitron. He is stepping down to pursue other avenues in the printing and publishing software industry.

Rottenborn, who founded Hybrid Software in 2007, spent 30 years working in the graphic arts industry and began his career as an electrical engineer with DuPont Printing & Publishing. He also worked at PCC Artwork Systems focusing on prepress workflow software for packaging and commercial printing customers. Rottenborn hold Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Villanova University.

‘Gary Fry has been instrumental in shaping Global Graphics into the organization it is today with a very clear strategic focus on digital and inkjet printing and the board is grateful for the energy and dynamism he has brought to the role. In Mike Rottenborn the company has the ideal candidate to succeed Gary due to his impeccable technical credentials combined with extensive commercial experience. He also has the analytical, leadership, and organizational skills that are required to guide the business forward. With decades of industry experience to bring to bear, he is a well-known and respected figure and the board is delighted to welcome him as part of the Global Graphics team,’ said Guido Van der Schueren, chairman of Global Graphics.

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