“After many years of running IMI Europe, as well as my consultancy company Pivotal Resources, it is time for me to take a less active role in running conferences and have some more time to myself,” said Willis. “We intend to continue to grow and develop the company, but it is time for someone younger to take over the main activities.”
Tim Phillips, formerly of Xennia Technology and Sensient, will take over as managing director and majority owner of IMI Europe.
“This is an extremely exciting opportunity for me,” added Phillips. “IMI Europe is an excellent business, which I believe will benefit from the new ideas and energy which I bring. We have already launched one new event, the Inkjet Ink Development Conference in Lausanne, April 2016, and will announce further plans for growth in the future.”
Phillips is also launching Catenary Solutions Limited, a technology marketing consultancy, offering expertise in commercializing technology products, drawing from 24 years of experience of business development and marketing roles in global technology companies.