"The company is looking to expand its global presence."
Inca Digital Printers has appointed Dr. Linda Bell as CEO effective February 1, 2009, replacing Bill Baxter in that role. Baxter, who established the company in 2000, now takes on a strategic technical advisory position with Dainippon Screen, Inca's parent company.
Bell has a track record of transforming technical businesses in the industrial sector on a global scale. She has held senior commercial and business development roles with ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries PLC) and managed a range of manufacturing operations and sales networks. In 2001 she was appointed managing director of Servomex Group Ltd, a gas-analysis instrumentation manufacturer, where she successfully transformed worldwide operations.
'Inca Digital has built an excellent reputation as developer and manufacturer of innovative inkjet printers, particularly in the UK and USA,' she says. 'I join at an exciting time when the company is looking to expand its global presence. Large-format printing is a growing market and we intend to remain a premier supplier. Market conditions are tough for everyone at the moment but with the support from our parent company, Dainippon Screen, and our ability to develop market leading technology we are in a good position.'
Dainippon Screen acquired the UK-based Inca Digital in 2005. Fujifilm Sericol is Inca's exclusive distributor in the United States. Inca recently announced its Onset S20, a smaller version of the Onset UV flatbed that was released in 2007.