GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, is pleased to announce that Ian Scott has been appointed as managing director, GMG Worldwide. His appointment follows the departure of CEO Paul Willems who has decided to dedicate himself to new professional challenges.

Ian will be working closely together with GMG’s owners and managing directors, Joerg and Robert Weihing, in continuing the company’s on-going growth plan and product development strategy, building on GMG’s reputation of innovation and quality. Having spent more than 20 years working in the graphic arts industry, Ian is thoroughly familiar with every aspect of the industry.

Ian has worked with GMG for eight years, the last two as managing director of GMG UK. He sees his new appointment as a great opportunity. “Working closely with Robert and Joerg Weihing will be terrific – we all bring different skill-sets to the table and have a lot of respect for each other. Paul Willems has left GMG in a fantastic position. He did a great job and has left us a strong and dynamic company. I am very excited to join the management team and help shape the GMG’s future.”

Robert Weihing says of Ian Scott’s appointment: “Few people know our product portfolio as well as Ian. He’s totally aware of our customers’ needs, and he has a talent for spotting future trends in the printing industry. He will bring a lot of energy, experience and ideas to the table. I couldn’t think of a better person to build on the success of recent years.”

“We will pursue our growth strategy with great determination to ensure we realize the enormous potential that GMG has,” adds Robert Weihing. “Our recent acquisition of Aurelon is an important strategic move to achieve our ambitious growth targets in the large format print production market. In addition, beyond the existing product development plans, we see enormous potential for new, innovative, ideas and we are excited about Fespa and Drupa 2012 where we will have a strong presence.”