Canon Europe has appointed Mathew Faulkner to the role of EMEA director, Marketing & Innovation, Wide Format Printing Group, where he is responsible for strategic and operational marketing for the wide-format printing business, which includes the ImagePrograf, Colorado, Arizona, ColorWave and PlotWave product lines.

Having started his career working in technical design for a packaging and print manufacturing firm, subsequently co-founding a related technology business, Mr Faulkner has more recently held a range of marketing roles with Canon. These have included nearly five years in applications-led marketing and business development for wide-format.

Most recently, he was involved in customer and product marketing in Canon’s cut-sheet toner press business, where he launched various digital presses and workflow products, as well as driving educational and business development initiatives for the company’s professional print customers.

Mr Faulkner commented, ‘My ambition has always been to help print businesses to succeed – whether that’s creating a smarter workflow or helping them find new areas of growth, and I’m bringing that same focus into my new role. Canon has a world-class wide-format offering, from innovative large format print technologies to the software solutions that support them, to the specialist partners we work with to help customers work smarter. I’m excited to come back into the vibrant world of wide format print and inspire our customers with all of the creative applications and growth opportunities that are within their reach.’

He currently sits on the council of the Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) and is chairman of its Training and Education subcommittee. He is also a member of the marketing steering group for the not-for-profit organisation Two Sides, which promotes the sustainability of the graphic communications supply chain.