The Supervisory Board of SPGPrints
appointed Garrett Forde as a member of its Management Board and the CEO of the SPGPrints Group, effective on Oct. 1, 2020.
Dick Joustra, who began his career at SPGPrints (then Stork) in 1983, is going to retire this year.
Joustra became a managing director in 1999 before being appointed CEO of the SPGPrints Group in 2003.
Forde joins SPGPrints from his most recent position as CEO of Hitec Power Protection B.V. in The Netherlands.
"Dick has been instrumental in building SPGPrints into the global leader that it is today. Under Dick, SPGPrints has solidified its leadership as an increasingly global business and has initiated the development of digital textile printing. This is a strong base for a further expansion of SPGPrints, under the leadership of Garrett," Chairman of the Supervisory Board Daniel Lopez-Cruz said. "The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with unprecedented challenges, but I have no doubt that these will continue to be met with the capabilities and determination that has made SPGPrints succeed over many decades. Garrett has a very strong technical background, is experienced in technology transitions, and has a great track record in the management of international organizations such as SPGPrints. We are delighted by Garrett’s decision to join SPGPrints as its new CEO."
"I am very excited about joining SPGPrints. SPGPrints is renowned for its outstanding quality, strong customer focus, technology leadership and global presence, qualities which have always been key to me, also personally," Forde said. "I want to build on the success that SPGPrints has developed under Dick’s stewardship and vision and support our customers with world-class products and service."
Added Joustra: "I am delighted that Garrett will lead SPGPrints on the next stage of its journey building on the base we have created together. I wish him and you full success.”