Enterprise software for industrial print manufacturing

Executive team

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Guido Van der Schueren

Chairman

Guido Van der Schueren represents HYBRID Software on the Global Graphics executive team as well as being the Chairman of Global Graphics’ Group. Between 1974 and 1982 Guido Van der Schueren worked as Sales Manager ‘Compugraphic’ with BonteNV and for the following ten years he served as Sales and Marketing Director with DISC. In 1992 he co-founded Artwork Systems and from 1996 to 2007 served as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Artwork Systems Group NV and its subsidiaries. He served as Vice Chairman of the EskoArtwork Group from June 2007 until April 2011. He runs PMC Corp., a private equity vehicle that invested in mainly graphic arts software. He is also the Chairman of CONGRA Software, the holding company which owns HYBRID Software, Explio, and a majority stake in Global Graphics PLC.

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Mike Rottenborn

CEO

Mike Rottenborn took up the position of Chief Executive Officer in January 2020. He was formerly the President and CEO of HYBRID Software Inc., which he founded in 2007. He has spent 30 years working in the graphic arts industry and began his career as an electrical engineer with DuPont Printing & Publishing. After DuPont, Mr Rottenborn joined PCC Artwork Systems to focus on prepress workflow software for packaging and commercial printing customers. Mr Rottenborn received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Villanova University.

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Graeme Huttley

Chief Financial Officer

Graeme Huttley has been with the Company since 1999 and served as the Company’s Finance Director from January 2001 until being promoted to Chief Financial Officer in January 2014. From the Company’s UK head office Graeme leads and manages the Company’s Finance and Manufacturing teams and actively participates in various strategic projects. Previously Graeme was Financial Controller for Harlequin Ltd in Cambridge, UK and prior to that was a regional accountant for P&O Australia in Sydney.

Graeme is a qualified charted management accountant and is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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Jill Taylor

Corporate Communications Director

Jill Taylor has been with the Company since 2001. She leads the marketing communications team and works with the CFO on the Company’s financial and investor relations programmes. With a background in PR and marketing communications today she is responsible for external communication with journalists, industry analysts and shareholders, working with a wide range of colleagues on the company’s web sites, product launches and thought leadership programmes.

Jill is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and has a Masters in English.

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Neil Wylie

Operations Director

Neil Wylie joined Global Graphics (formerly Harlequin) in 1994. Neil currently manages all aspects of operations including commercial, contractual, patent and legal matters as well as HR matters and building infrastructure. Prior to joining Global Graphics, Neil was a Senior Commercial Manager working for British Telecom specialising in providing complex trading systems to stockbrokers /investment bankers in the City of London. Before joining British Telecom, Neil held various senior positions within the Philips NV Group of companies working on major worldwide mobile radio projects in both a purchasing and commercial management role. Neil has a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Studies.

Matt Gosnell, Chief Information Officer

Matt Gosnell

Chief Information Officer

Matt Gosnell joined the company in 2009 and has worked in both Engineering and IT management positions until being promoted to Group Chief Information Officer in November 2021. With a background firmly in IT infrastructure and support, Matt leads and manages an agile team responsible for the continuous availability, security, and integration of technology for the operating companies within the group. Previously Matt was an onsite engineer working for a managed service provider, delivering business continuity and support to organisations in the Cambridgeshire area.

Matt holds a BA degree in Photographic and Digital media from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

Christopher Graf

Christopher Graf

Chief Marketing Officer

In 1994 Christopher Graf founded PIC GmbH (Production Integration Company), which was acquired by Artwork Systems in 1998. Between 1998 and 2008 he was managing director for the German speaking territories for Artwork Systems and later EskoArtwork. Before starting HYBRID Software GmbH in September 2011, Christopher was managing director of DALIM SOFTWARE. As a partner and member of the board of HYBRID Software he is in charge of the DACH region and Eastern Europe, with special responsibility for global business development and marketing.

Nick De Roeck

Nick De Roeck

Chief Technology Officer

After graduating in computer science at the University of Ghent, Nick De Roeck started at Artwork Systems NV in 1998. In 2000 he became development manager for Artwork Systems’ web-oriented products. In 2007 he founded NiXPS NV, an engineering company focused on developing software technology for the graphic arts. At NiXPS NV, he spearheaded the development of PDF technology, web-based tools and automation software for the graphic arts. NiXPS merged operations with HYBRID Software in 2013. Nick is Chief Technology Officer for HYBRID Software and for the Hybrid Software Group.

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Clive Ayling

Managing Director at Meteor Inkjet

Clive Ayling was appointed Managing Director of Meteor Inkjet in Cambridge, UK in December 2016 upon Meteor’s acquisition by Global Graphics. He has been a specialist in digital print and, in particular, inkjet technologies for over twenty years. Together with Meteor’s Director of Engineering, he co-founded Meteor in 2006 and has led its growth to being a leading company in the field of industrial inkjet electronics.

Clive holds a degree in Physics from Cambridge University.

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Justin Bailey

Managing Director at Global Graphics Software

Justin joined Global Graphics in 2013. He has over 25 years’ experience in the document imaging and print markets. He worked for 17 years for Canon in the UK and then founded eCopy’s EMEA business which grew to represent approx. 30% of the company revenue. During this time Justin was involved in broadening the reach of eCopy's technology platforms so that most leading brands of MFP had eCopy solutions to sell via their channel. He also was instrumental in growing the eCopy partner ecosystem. In 2009 eCopy was acquired by Nuance and Justin’s responsibilities were extended to include the Equitrac, Safecom, and Copitrak imaging systems for MFPs, as well as desktop applications for OCR and PDF, and the Omnipage Development SDK.

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Karen Crews

President of Xitron

Karen Crews joined Xitron as an accountant in 1986. She helped guide the company’s growth as VP, Finance and Operations from 2002 through 2007 when VGI Holdings acquired Xitron from Afga. She continued in that role until 2013 when she was named President of Xitron, while also serving as VGI’s Chief Financial Officer. Karen has been instrumental in driving Xitron’s engineering efforts towards Digital Front End development while maintaining the company’s industry-leading role as a top Harlequin RIP and workflow supplier to the commercial printing market. She joined the Global Graphics executive team when Xitron was acquired by Global Graphics in 2019.

Barbara Braun-Metz

Barbara Braun-Metz

CEO, ColorLogic

Barbara Braun-Metz founded ColorLogic in 2002. Barbara has many years of experience in the areas of software development, color management, printing and prepress paired with a strong background in graphic arts and print production. This enables her to develop many ideas on how to optimize color reproduction. Prior to founding ColorLogic Barbara worked for 6 years for various graphic art agencies and additional 7 years as an Applications Specialist, Product Manager, Marketing Manager and OEM Manager for Dalim GmbH, Quark Inc. and GretagMacbeth AG.