Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, has announced the promotion of Ray Hillhouse to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing.
Ray joined the company back in January 2010 and since that time has led the UK sales team through very challenging economic and market conditions. He has driven the company’s marketing programmes, including the creation of the new Morgana web site, introduced new collateral materials, and introduced new products to the UK market.
Since the purchase of Morgana Systems by Plockmatic International, Ray has also taken a lead role in the integration of the product lines, including the release of the Plockmatic bookletmakers into the UK market, and assisting some of the company’s international distributors with their sales and marketing activities.
Commenting on Ray’s new role, Quen Baum, Managing Director of Morgana Systems, said: “Ray will now take full responsibility for all sales and marketing activities worldwide. His objective will be to grow sales overall, but specifically for our own Morgana and Plockmatic manufactured products. The focus for this will include working even closer with our existing distribution partners and helping them to grow business in their territories, appointing new dealers where appropriate, and entering markets where we have yet to establish a presence.”
In addition to his role as Managing Director, Mr Baum will continue to manage distribution in the North American market.
Speaking about these additional challenges, Ray Hillhouse said: “I am delighted to take on these additional responsibilities, and know that we have the product range to expand our presence further in many, many international markets. As digital printing continues to expand its share of the graphic arts market, Morgana and Plockmatic equipment will be right there to provide those essential post-press actions that create the finished job.”
About Morgana Systems Limited
Beginning with the launch of the revolutionary AutoCreaser in 2000 Morgana Systems has led the way in developing new and innovative solutions to cope with the special requirements of the digital printer. UK-manufactured Morgana products that have achieved worldwide success during this time include the AutoCreaser, the DigiFold combination creaser and folder, the DocuMaster total finishing system, and several specialist folders, such as the DocuFold and Morgana Major, which offer new levels of automation and ease of use.
Morgana provides an unrivalled range of digital finishing products from the simplest, entry-level creasing units up to highly sophisticated multi-functional systems offering a range of finishing capabilities in a single unit. Latest products from Morgana also incorporate JDF readiness and the ability to handle variable data input.
Morgana’s purpose built factory in Milton Keynes produces more than 4,000 finishing products each year, with over 80% of these destined for the company’s rapidly growing export markets. For further information on Morgana see http://www.morgana.co.uk