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Memjet hires new lead for ink and material development

Memjet announced the appointment of John Ortiz as its new vice president of inks and materials. In this role, Ortiz will guide the strategy, development, and manufacturing of inks used in the company’s VersaPass, DuraLink, and DuraFlex technologies. Ortiz will also lead the development of inks and primers used in Memjet’s future technologies.

Prior to joining Memjet, Ortiz served in leadership roles at HP for over twenty years. As director of product stewardship, he led the global product stewardship function for HP’s personal systems, printing, and 3D Printing businesses. His previous leadership roles at HP focused on sustainability, environmental operations, research and development, ink development, and manufacturing.

“Ink formulation is critical to the growth of digital printing and its expansion into new markets,” said Len Lauer, chief executive officer at Memjet. “John’s leadership, combined with his extensive background and industry knowledge, ensures Memjet’s advancements in the area of inks will service the needs of this growing market today and well into the future.”

Under the leadership of Ortiz, Memjet’s Inks and Materials team will dedicate its efforts to ensuring the quality of Memjet inks while developing new ink and primer formulations that bring value to the end-user.

Memjet is the only vendor to offer an aqueous-only line of inks. These aqueous inks lock in the quality of the printhead and are safer for the environment, users, and the consumer.

“Digital printing continues to grow in relevance and importance. Memjet inks – and the primers we have in development – are enabling more printers to experience the value of digital print by opening up more substrates, markets, and applications while reducing waste and exposure to toxic materials. My job, and the work of my team, will be to ensure that Memjet inks will continue to support the needs of users across all markets and opportunities,” said Ortiz.

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