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Pelikan’s Berrie Matse joins EBP

February 7, 2017

The ex-Vice President of Pelikan has joined the Environmental Business Products Group (EBP) and will be working in their 3D printing sector. EBP is “Europe’s largest and longest established collector and remanufacturer of inkjet cartridges” but since 2014 it has diversified into 3D printing.Berrie Matse

EBP announced in a press release that after 19 years of employment with Pelikan, Matse has decided to move on and join the “exciting world of 3D printing”. Matse joined Pelikan in 1998 and worked his way up, becoming an MD in 2002 and two years later Vice President of Pelikan Hardcopy AG.

With the printing market in decline, Matse wanted a company that still had its core in ink and toner but that was growing in other areas, and was said to have found that EBP was doing just that.

The company launched its own brand of 3D printers in 2014, and then partnered with Polaroid in 2015 launching the Polaroid ModelSmart 250S. EBP recently attended a show in Las Vegas to “unveil their latest 3D portfolio” and the Polaroid Play 3D pen.

Matse said in a statement: “I am excited to join this nimble and agile team who remain at the forefront of the remanufactured inkjet and toner market. However, not only does this opportunity give me the chance to capitalise on my existing skillset it also opens up a whole world of new prospects who I get to introduce to the exciting world of 3D hardware and consumables.” He will be responsible for “new business development in the DACH Benelux region “for both 2D and 3D printing as well as supporting the management team.

Aleem Hosein, Managing Director of EBP, said: “We are delighted to welcome Berrie on board. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within the inkjet and toner market but also embraces change and opportunity and is eager to make his mark in the 3D printing market just as he has done, and continues to, across the 2D industry”.

 

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