Robert Welford has been appointed president of Xeikon, the digital print division of Flint Group, after holding senior management positions with company fo rover four years.

Mr Welford’s career has included spells with FFEI and Xaar, where his roles included managing engineering, manufacturing and research and development operations. He joined Xeikon in September 2018 when he took over the management of its research and development activities, with a broad remit across engineering, the ink and toner competence centres and the print process and project management office. As president, he will further exploit this experience and his broader background in the printing industry, as the company accelerates the industrialisation of its product line and continued integration with Flint Group.

Mr Welford said, ‘I’m very proud to be given the opportunity to head up this industry-leading technology company which has been a pioneer in digital printing since the very beginning. Xeikon has always had a strong focus on customer-centric developments and application-driven solutions, and its name has become synonymous with breakthrough innovations and technology. Crucially, it comes with an excellent team of professionals, who are known for their vast experience and in-depth expertise.

‘This is an exciting industry to be part of, but like all other companies, I’m certain that we will have our share of new challenges and pressures as the market and our customers’ needs keep changing and evolving. Therefore, Xeikon will continue on its unwavering mission to support printers and converters with the tools they need to successfully navigate the future and grow their businesses – in labels, corrugated packaging and graphic arts.’