Graphtec GB has appointed Tom Kneale as a new member of its board of directors. The appointment coincides with a management restructuring programme designed to better accommodate the company’s continuing market diversification.

Mr Kneale will take over many of the responsibilities currently held by managing director Phil Kneale, including financial and legal management.

After successfully completing a master’s degree in philosophy at Warwick University, Tom Kneale was invited to join Graphtec GB in 2014 as a sales engineer, engaging with customer relations and commissioning and installing the company’s wide range of cutting, printing and finishing systems. He subsequently gained experience in all of the company’s departments and in particular sales and marketing with which he will remain especially involved.

Complementing Mr Kneale’s appointment, Neil Roberts will now assume the role of general manager to ensure the continued smooth running of the company’s day-to-day business.