Long standing business development manager leaves printing company
November 7, 2011 by Lyndon
A well-thought-of business development manager for printer manufacturer Océ has left the printing company after 15 years’ service.
Tom Elce was the business development manager for Dutch print company Océ which is owned by global print giant, Canon. Tom is highly regarded in the printing industry after working his way up through the ranks over a decade and a half.
Tom Elce commented on the changes to the industry and the technology that has been changing since he joined, saying:
“Huge changes are taking place in the printing industry and traditional production methods are being reviewed. There is a technological wind sweeping through relating to colour. Whereas mono used to dominate the marketplace with litho used for large-scale print and digital for personalisation, now they are combined in one.”
These changes have made print a more accessible medium for both business and personal use, especially when it comes to full colour jobs or digital printing.
The Chelmsford and Brentwood areas of Essex are home to many employees of Océ as the company has its UK headquarters located in Brentwood. Despite the company having its head office in Essex, Tom Elce had made friends around the country whilst working for Océ and his retirement soiree was held in Wakefield in Yorkshire, with key associates from over 25 print companies joining him to wish him well.
The company have yet to announce a replacement for Tom – and it seems that he leaves behind some big shoes to fill.