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Memjet CEO Len Lauer passes away

April 14, 2020  By PrintAction Staff

Len Lauer, CEO of digital inkjet technology provider Memjet, died on April 13 at age 62.

In a press release, Memjet said that Lauer passed away unexpectedly at his home in La Jolla, Calif. No cause of death has been given.


Lauer was named the CEO of Memjet in 2010 and assumed the role of Chairman in 2012.

“On behalf of our Board of Directors and employees worldwide we extend our deepest sympathies to Len’s family during this very difficult time,” said Tony Duddy, Memjet’s group president, R&D and Operations and board member. “An outstanding leader, visionary, and champion for high-quality, innovative digital printing technology for all markets, Len was a tireless advocate for Memjet Technology, our employees, and for delivering beautiful precision to the OEM partnership communities we serve as and their customers.  Most importantly, Len was a devoted husband, father, and friend. We all will miss his tremendous presence in our lives.”

Lauer was born and raised in Springfield, Mass., and received his Bachelor’s in Science degree in Managerial Economics from the University of California, San Diego in 1979.  For over 30 years, Lauer held leadership roles with leading global technology innovators, developers and providers, including Qualcomm, Sprint, Bell Atlantic and IBM, and for the past 10 years, Lauer held the role of Memjet CEO, overseeing the company’s growth to its current status as a leader in the development of inkjet printing technology.

Effective immediately, the Board of Directors has named print industry executive and Memjet board member Sunil Gupta as CEO of Memjet. Gupta joined Memjet’s Board of Directors in January of 2019. He has held leadership roles in major print industry businesses, including Fuji Xerox Australia, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific and Xerox International Partners, and Xerox Corporation.

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