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APPOINTMENTS


Spandex assembles new board to drive business growth


Spandex, the provider of leading brands for graphics solutions, has assembled a board of directors to support the established management team. This follows the acquisition of Spandex by Gilde Buy Out Partners and Spandex management from former owner Gerber Scientific, Inc. in August 2011. The new board consists of directors Wim Noorlander


(Chairman) and John Summerside, Spandex CEO Rodney W Larson and two representatives of Gilde Buy Out Partners. Wim Noorlander, Chairman of the board, previously held the


position of CEO at Stokvis Tape Group BV, a leading independent adhesive tapes specialist.


John Summerside is a recognised figure in the sign and


display sector, having served in various senior roles with Robert Horne Group, where he launched the company’s adhesive and display products business in 1986. Rod Larson was appointed Senior Vice President of Gerber


Scientific Inc. and President of Spandex Ltd., in July 2007. Prior to this, he was President of Gerber Coburn, a position he held since March 2006. The newly-established Board will work closely with the


long-serving Spandex senior management team, which remains responsible for strategic and operational execution. This team includes 11 highly experienced senior managers. Board chairman, Wim Noorlander this


comments: ”Between them,


committed and talented senior management team offers more than 150 combined years of experience in the wide-format printing, signage and graphics markets. They have all the necessary skills to take Spandex´ business forward, while we as board directors will contribute our advice, guidance,


ideas and external


perspectives to support and accelerate their global growth plans.” For further information visit


John Summerside. Rod Larson. Wim Noorlander. www.spandex.com Antalis McNaughton appoints new MD


Antalis McNaughton is delighted to announce the appointment of David Hunter as Managing Director of the UK, Ireland and South Africa Region. David will take over from Ian


George who will retire from Antalis McNaughton in June after an accomplished career of 37 years within the paper industry. Ian has successfully brought the business operations of Antalis and James McNaughton together into a unified operation in the UK and Ireland having joined the Antalis Group when the company acquired Map Merchants in 2007. David brings with him a solid


management experience from many years in B-to-B wholesale distribution at Wolseley, B&Q and Jewson and will be based at Antalis McNaughton’s headquarters in Coalville, Leicestershire. David commented: “I am delighted


to have joined Antalis McNaughton and look forward to continuing the excellent work the company has done in developing the business to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”


For further information telephone Antalis McNaughton on 01530 505153 or visit www.antalis-mcnaughton.co.uk


Newly appointed David Hunter. 86 Sign Update ISSUE 135 MARCH/APRIL 2012


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