Jason Longley has been appointed as Screen Europe’s new national sales manager for UK and Ireland, with a remit to develop business for the company’s high speed web inkjet line, particularly in commercial print applications.

Mr Longley, who previously spent 11 years at Konica Minolta, will be responsible for sales of the Truepress Jet520HD range of high-speed inkjet printers. He also spent time working within the dealer network, as well as five years with Imation UK. Before moving into sales and marketing, Mr Longley worked in the industry for 18 years as an operator and production manager. He also set up and ran his own commercial print business.

Mr Longley said, ‘I feel both excited and lucky to join a business with Screen Europe’s heritage and reputation. Having spent many years using their scanners, imagesetters and workflow products, the opportunity to help drive their inkjet continuous-feed offering forward felt just right. 

‘Historically, continuous-feed has been a solution aimed at the direct mail and transactional market. But I firmly believe the commercial print space is at a tipping point where the proven reliability and longevity of continuous inkjet hardware is now matched by quality and running costs. The capability of the new-generation 520HD to print on traditional offset stocks is a real game changer.’

Bui Burke, senior vice president of sales at Screen Europe, said, ‘We’re delighted to have Jason on board. His background in commercial printing fits perfectly with the market Screen specialises in.’