Epson establishes unique offering with new appointments

Russell Lambert and Chris Smith spearhead direct sales for industrial solutions

L-R: Chris Smith and Russell Lambert, new account managers for commercial and industrial print at Epson UK

L-R: Chris Smith and Russell Lambert, new account managers for commercial and industrial print at Epson UK

Epson UK has underpinned its commitment to industrial label and textile production with the establishment of a direct sales channel following the appointments of Russell Lambert and Chris Smith as account managers for commercial and industrial.

Lambert joined from Konica Minolta where he was commercial print account manager. He has also worked for Canon, Xerox, HP, Kodak, and PrintSpeak. Smith joined from Dantex where he was latterly UK and Ireland sales manager for flexo and digital inkjet. Prior to that he held roles with Eastman Kodak and several printing companies including St Ives.

Together they will be the key contacts for Epson’s industrial label and textile systems – the Monna Lisa, the Epson Surepress and the Epson SC-F10000H.

‘As part of this unique approach to sales by Epson we will be working directly with customers to enable them to grow their portfolio of services with investment in the latest technology in industrial label and packaging, direct to textile printing, and dye sublimation,’ commented Lambert. ‘We will take a 360-degree overview of their operation to ensure their investment allows them to create strong returns from day one. We will also support them as they build on existing capabilities and production processes to grow their businesses in different directions.’

Smith added: ‘There are a number of market considerations shaping opportunities for print service providers. They include reshoring to enable faster more responsive local production and increased sustainable practices that reduce raw material use, cut carbon footprints, eliminate unnecessary waste. These solutions help businesses differentiate their offering while also responding to these challenges. They provide companies that are looking to invest in digital, or who have already invested in digital, unrivalled technology manufactured completely by Epson including printheads, ink, firmware, and software.’

Lambert is the contact for southern England and south Wales while Smith covers northern England, not Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ireland.