Epson reinforces its European OEM printhead business with new senior appointment

Epson Europe has strengthened its OEM printhead sales operations across the EMEAR region with the appointment of a new business development manager. Paddy O’Hara will be responsible for the development of Epson’s recently launched external printhead business for OEM customers in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.

Paddy brings with him over 20 years’ experience in senior technical and commercial development roles having previously worked for Xaar and Industrial inkjet Ltd, the sales agents for Konica Minolta printheads.

Epson launched its industrial inkjet printhead business in 2019 in response to increasing demand for digital printing in multiple applications. The company now offers an extensive range of high quality competitively priced printheads including a full range of printheads derived from its market leading Precision Core printchip technology, such as the S3200 printhead, designed for ease of integration in a line-head array. The PrecisionCore printhead technology delivers outstanding image quality, productivity, durability, and printhead scalability.

Duncan Ferguson, Vice President, Commercial and Industrial sales for Epson Europe, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Paddy O’Hara who brings a wealth of experience in the industrial printhead market across EMEAR. His extensive knowledge and technical expertise will help expand demand for Epson’s leading digital printhead technology and help forge further relationships with OEM partners across the region.”

Epson seeks to expand the horizons of digital printing, which has a much smaller environmental footprint than conventional printing processes. With the opening of its new printhead manufacturing operations in Hirooka, Japan, the company is now accelerating inkjet innovation by growing its finished product business and increasing external printhead sales through new strategic partnerships. Epson will continue to invest in its PrecisionCore technology for printheads optimized for commercial and industrial applications and create new markets by embracing open innovation in a diverse and expanding range of printing applications and for emerging areas such as electronics and bio-printing.