Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) has named Steve Williamson as its new CEO and general manager, with Nick Geddes moving over to parent company Nano Dimension to become senior chief technology officer (CTO).

Mr Williamson joined GIS in 2021 as engineering director, bringing over 25 years of highly technical experience in radio frequency (RF) design and manufacturing, senior team leadership and project management. As a strategic member of the GIS executive team, he has since used his ‘high-level interpersonal management skills’ and in-depth technical experience to strengthen the GIS R&D teams and has taken an increasing role in key customer relationships. Going forward, Mr Williamson aims to build on his initial focus of strengthening the engineering teams at GIS to create a dynamic environment for further growth and to provide additional R&D support to the other divisions within Nano Dimension.

‘Since joining GIS, I have been inspired by the passion for innovation and improvement that informs the culture, not only in R&D, but across all the teams,’ the new company’s new general manager commented. ‘My vision is to help our people accelerate product development for next generation industrial printing systems, leading to even greater growth and customer success.’

GIS was acquired by Nano Dimension in early 2022 in a move stated at that time to, ‘usher in a new era of technologies and opportunities for both companies and their respective customers.’

Nano Dimension specialises in additively manufactured electronics (AME)/3D printed electronics, and micro additive manufacturing (micro AM). GIS develops and supplies high-performance control electronics, software, and ink delivery systems. Founded in 2006, the company is well known for inventing and delivering state-of-the-art 2D and 3D printing inkjet hardware and unique operating software.

As senior CTO, Mr Geddes will take a leading role in the R&D efforts at Nano Dimension, whilst continuing to provide a strategic role in GIS product R&D and key customer relationships. He was the co-founder of GIS in 2006, and formerly served as CEO and CTO. In that latter role, Mr Geddes drove innovation and led the ever-growing R&D teams. He wrote much of the original software, including the GIS variable data RIP, and was a key architect of the Atlas IQ Tools for inkjet image quality enhancement. As CEO, he demonstrated commitment to retaining the core ethical and professional principles of GIS, making it a trusted partner within the industrial inkjet industry.

‘We have a fantastic group of people at both GIS and Nano Dimension,’ Mr Geddes said. ‘As senior CTO, I can maximise the core values and strengths of GIS and add the most value to the whole company. I am excited to help realise the potential of all the R&D teams, whilst continuing to be involved with GIS product strategy and customers, as required.’