By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
Global Graphics PLC 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 to pursue other avenues in the printing and publishing software industry. Rottenborn is currently the president and CEO of Hybrid Software Inc. and will take on his new position on January 1, 2020.
Serving as CEO since 2008, Fry has steered the company through a significant growth period during which several strategic acquisitions were concluded, including Meteor Inkjet, the industrial printhead driver solutions specialists, and Xitron LLC, a developer of prepress solutions. The company explains he has been the driving force behind its success in providing software solutions for inkjet printing, a rapidly expanding technology which is used to produce labels and packaging, ceramics, interior décor and textiles.
Rottenborn founded Hybrid Software in 2007 with a goal to provide a software solution that bridges the gap between e-commerce portals, prepress workflows, and MIS/ERP systems. He has spent 30 years working in the graphic arts industry and began his career as an electrical engineer with DuPont Printing & Publishing. After DuPont, Rottenborn joined PCC Artwork Systems to focus on prepress workflow software for packaging and commercial printing customers.
“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,” Guido Van der Schueren, Chairman of Global Graphics comments. “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, he is a well-known and respected figure and the board is delighted to welcome him as part of the Global Graphics team.”