November 4, 2019
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.
Ortiz also held a management role at Microsoft and served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy.
“Ink formulation is critical to the growth of digital printing and its expansion into new markets,” says 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.”
Memjet stated that 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 also announced it is making the transition to pigment-based inks that are light- and water fast and bring a new level of durability that can expand further print markets.
“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,” concluded Ortiz. “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.”
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