17 July 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 July 2007
APPOINTMENT OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Xaar plc ('Xaar' or 'the Company'), the inkjet printing technology group
headquartered in Cambridge, is pleased to announce that Mr Ramon Borrell has
been appointed Research & Development Director and a Director of the Company
with effect from 27 August 2007. Steve Temple, currently Technical Director,
will be stepping down from the board and from full time employment with the
company at the end of September but will continue to advise Xaar as a consultant
and in particular will work with Mr Borrell over the balance of this year to
ensure a smooth hand-over.
Ramon Borrell, aged 43, is a Spanish citizen. He will be joining Xaar from
Hewlett-Packard ('HP') where he has worked since 1994. Most recently he has been
Senior New Product Development Manager within HP's Large Format Printing
Division which develops large format inkjet printing machines for sale
world-wide. Immediately prior to that appointment, Ramon was Director of
Technology Strategy and R&D Chief Product Architect for the same HP division. He
is a Member of the Imaging Science and Technology Society where he was elected
as Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Directors in 2006.
Steve Temple has been with Xaar since its inception in 1990 and has been the
principal architect of its world-leading inkjet technology. Under his technology
leadership, Xaar has registered more than 90 patents. More recently he has
focused his attention on establishing a technology roadmap to enable Xaar to
widen its range of potential markets, and is the inventor of Xaar's unique
Platform 3 product which was launched earlier this year.
Ian Dinwoodie, Chief Executive commented:
'I would like to express our warmest thanks to Steve Temple for the huge
contribution he has made to Xaar since joining the company at its inception in
1990. His vision, expertise and tireless leadership have given Xaar a technology
which is second to none in the world of inkjet printing and helped to establish
Cambridge as a world centre of excellence for all things inkjet related. We wish
him and his family every success in his next venture.'
'We are pleased to welcome Ramon Borrell to Xaar and him and his family to the
UK. He has extensive knowledge of inkjet technologies and their marketplace and
has already demonstrated his ability to lead a sizeable technology development
group in a major global enterprise. We look forward to his leadership as we
continue to convert technology inventions into commercial products.'
Xaar plc: 01223-423663
Ian Dinwoodie, Chief Executive www.xaar.co.uk
Nigel Berry, Group Finance Director & Deputy
Steve Liebmann or Simon Bloomfield 020-7367-8883 / 07802-888159
There is no information concerning Ramon Borrell Bayona which requires
disclosure under Rule LR 9.6.13 of the UK Listing Authority Listing Rules.
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