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Former HP director joins Armor

September 24, 2015

Van der GijpGerwald Van der Gijp has joined the remanufacturer as Business Unit Director for Armor Office Printing Corporate, which is dedicated to laser and inkjet printer cartridges for businesses.

The Dutch businessman spent 15 years working for HP, particularly within its various PC business units. He started off in finance and moved on to marketing and sales management before becoming a Business Unit Manager. He became Director of the PC Business Unit for EMEA in 2011.

Armor said that Van der Gijp’s expertise in IT sales and distribution channels will add “further impetus” to the company’s strategy for accessing new markets and channels, developing its presence in Germany, the UK and Northern Europe, as well as in Africa and the Middle East.

Hubert de Boisredon, Chairman and CEO of Armor, commented: “This appointment demonstrates Armor’s continued commitment to its growth strategy with the launch of the new OWA offer, the first French printing solution that is part of the circular economy.”

Van der Gijp said: “After an enriching experience spanning 20 years within a large group, I wanted to dedicate myself to a smaller company with high-growth potential. At Armor, there is a strong entrepreneurial spirit: a real capacity to innovate and invest, a strong skill set and a desire to keep moving forward.”

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