Guido Van der Schueren
Guido Van der Schueren has been Chairman of the Board since 2014 and has close to 50 years of experience in the graphic arts industry. 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. He served as Vice Chairman of the EskoArtwork Group from June 2007 until April 2011. He runs Powergraph, an investment company mainly active in graphic arts software and technology. He is also the Chairman of Congra Software, the holding company which owns a majority stake in Hybrid Software Group PLC.
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.
Joachim Van Hemelen
Chief Financial Officer
Joachim Van Hemelen was appointed Chief Financial Officer, Company Director and a member of the Group’s executive team in September 2022. Mr. Van Hemelen has management responsibility over the firm’s global finance, treasury and corporate development functions. Prior to being appointed he was CFO of HYBRID Software which he joined in 2015.
Before this he worked as a corporate finance advisor in an Antwerp based family office, Portolani, and as a merger and acquisitions advisor in a Flanders-based mid-market M&A boutique. He started his professional career in 2010 as a financial auditor at BDO. Joachim earned his Master of Science in Business Administration at the Lessius Hogeschool Antwerp.
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.
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
Co-President HYBRID Software
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 Co-President of HYBRID Software and oversees workflow development for SaaS and on-premise deployment.
Co-President HYBRID Software
Patrick began his career in the packaging software industry in 1988 as a developer for the Belgian company DISC Graphics. In 1993, he joined several other DISC/Barco colleagues at Artwork Systems as R&D Manager for the team which created the first Macintosh-based pre-press editor for packaging. In 2012, he founded PACKZ Software and pulled together a talented development team to once again challenge the status quo with an innovative native PDF editor for packaging pre-press, PACKZ. PACKZ Software later merged with HYBRID Software, and today Patrick is Co-President of HYBRID Software in charge of editors and advanced pre-press tools.
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.
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.
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 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.