Simon Cooper is to join Solopress as managing director in February 2019 as part of the planned transition of founders Aron Priest and Andy Smith to new roles. With long term executive roles at Cimpress subsidiaries Tradeprint and Exaprint, Simon is one of the most experienced online printing executives in the UK. Michael Fries, CEO of the Onlineprinters Group of which Solopress is part, commented on the development: ‘We are very happy to have Simon join the Onlineprinters family. With his experience in printing and e-commerce, his leadership skills and a strong entrepreneurial background, Simon will be key in developing and growing Solopress.’
Two years after the acquisition of Solopress by the Onlineprinters Group, the company has strengthened its market position as a UK market leader in online printing. The Essex based company has been successfully integrated into the Onlineprinters Group. Through scaling of the production within the group, joint procurement of consumables and technology as well as investment in software, equipment and infrastructure, Solopress has improved its competitive edge. A large number of new customers have been gained through the expansion of products and services.
Simon Cooper stated, ‘I am incredibly excited to be joining Solopress as I have long admired the brand and its approach to the market. Its e-commerce shop and 24 hour turnaround times have long been the envy of the industry and I am delighted to now have a chance to join the business and provide the leadership it will need as the founders change roles. I am looking forward to working with the strong Solopress team and chief operating officer Kevin Seaden to further accelerate Solopress’ development.’
Solopress founder Aron Priest will become an active advisor and continue to serve in his new role. Andy Smith will turn to new entrepreneurial projects.