The Recycler
  • Katun web banner December 2022 NEW
  • Biuromax Masthead web banner March 2024
  • G&G Web banner May 2024

Sad news…

May 24, 2022

The euphoria of meeting up face to face in Prague was tinged with the sad news that industry veteran John Marshall had passed away earlier this year after a short battle with cancer.

With sadness, we report on the passing of John Marshall, the guru of toner gurus. John passed away earlier this year after a short battle with cancer.

“I first met John when he worked at Coates UK toner plant way back when. We had been having a problem with a BX toner (that’s how long ago it was) and he took time out to understand our problem and sort out a solution. That was John, no problem too big or too small. His inquisitive mind, and his desire to help always shone through.” Said David Connett, a Partner at Connett & Unland GbR.

Ian Copsey, a colleague of John’s from their time working for Static Control components, said he was “Incredibly saddened to learn of his passing. We travelled together many times with SCC Colour Club in 2000 – 2006 period & numerous other Customer visits, always a fun guy to travel with.

“One of our most memorable trips was a visit to Ankara, Turkey, when we talked to a “local entrepreneur” who wanted to convert his defunct sugar lump producing factory into a toner remanufacturing facility. 

“In or around the grounds of this facility was “according” to John, who was also a keen Botanist, a very rare and unusual tree growing. John found some seed pods, took some back to the UK, and germinated and cultivated one of them. The tree grew, and it’s now planted in his back garden in Norfolk. Whenever I called John, he would always give me a progress report. I think it’s now 25 – 30 ft tall. John’s business life was also the same; he delighted in taking small acorn opportunities and growing them into great business oaks.

“Many of us in the Industry benefited from his vast knowledge and experience of toner; he helped many of us grow.”

John Marshall was a chemist by profession and started his career in the 1980s, first at Coates Toner in their UK toner plant. He plied his trade, developing many aftermarket toner formulations, especially in the rapidly emerging aftermarket, where the demand for laser printer toners was growing by the day.

At Static Control Components (Europe), Marshall was responsible for ensuring quality standards of toners and providing technical support to customers across the western hemisphere, with his last role as General Manager for Static Control Components (Europe) seeing him in charge of the company’s technical operations.

Marshall joined the toner start-up, NAND ipl, as Principal Advisor. His extensive experience and expertise saw him help the company launch its BESTONE second generation chemical colour toners.

Before his passing, Marshall provided consulting services to Integral GmbH, the German toner manufacturer.

Categories : Around the Industry

Tags : Industry John Marshall Obituary Toner Veteran

  • Static Control June 2022 Big & Bold Ad
  • TN Core June 2024 web ad
  • IR Italiana Web ad January 2021
  • GM Technology June 2024 web ad
  • Cartridge Web June 2024 web ad
  • Apex Web banner June 2024
  • Biuromax web banner June 2024
  • G&G Big & Bold Web banner January 2024
  • Ink Tank June 2024 web ad
  • Altkin Web ad March 2024
  • PCL May 2024 web banner
  • Mito Web banner June 2024
  • HYB Web banner Jan 2024
  • Denner Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • Zhono Web ad March 2024
  • CET Web ad December 2023
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • Denner Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • Zhono Web ad March 2024
  • Altkin Web ad March 2024
  • Mito Web banner June 2024
  • HYB Web banner Jan 2024
  • CET Web ad December 2023
  • PCL May 2024 web banner
  • Denner Feb 2024 Web Ad
  • ITP Web ad January 2021
  • CET Web ad December 2023
  • Mito Web banner June 2024
  • HYB Web banner Jan 2024
  • Altkin Web ad March 2024
  • PCL May 2024 web banner
  • Zhono Web ad March 2024

The Recycler, Wittas House, Two Rivers, Station Lane, Witney, OX28 4BH, United Kingdom | Tel: +44 (0) 1993 899800 | Fax : +44 (0) 1993 226899
©2006-2023 The Recycler - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy including cookie use

Web design Dorset | Websites by Mark

The Recycler Subscribe Web ad January 2021
The Recycler Subscribe Web ad January 2021