Global Graphics has appointed Mike Rottenborn as its new CEO following Gary Fry’s decision to step down from the post at the end of the year to pursue other avenues in the printing and publishing software industry. Mike is currently the president and CEO of Hybrid Software Inc and will take up his new position from 1 January 2020.
Gary Fry has served as chief executive officer since 2008 and has steered the company through a significant growth period during which several strategic acquisitions have been concluded including Meteor Inkjet, the industrial printhead driver solutions specialists, and, Xitron LLC, a leading developer of pre-press solutions.
Mike Rottenborn founded Hybrid Software in 2007 to provide a software solution that bridges the gap between e-commerce portals, pre-press workflows, and MIS/ERP systems. He has spent 30 years working in the graphic arts industry and began his career as an electrical engineer with DuPont. After DuPont, he joined PCC Artwork Systems to focus on pre-press workflow software for packaging and commercial printing customers.
Guido Van der Schueren, chairman of Global Graphics, commented: ‘Gary Fry has been instrumental in shaping Global Graphics into the organisation it is today with a very clear strategic focus on digital and inkjet printing and the board is grateful for the energy and dynamism he has brought to the role. In Mike Rottenborn the company has the ideal candidate to succeed Gary due to his impeccable technical credentials combined with extensive commercial experience. He also has the analytical, leadership, and organisational skills that are required to guide the business forward. With decades of industry experience to bring to bear he is a well known and respected figure and the board is delighted to welcome him as part of the Global Graphics team.’