Martin Hoather confirmed as GIS Chief Operating Officer


Martin Hoather, COO at GIS (photo: GIS)
Martin Hoather, COO at GIS (photo: GIS)

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), a leader in the development of software and system components for industrial printing applications, has confirmed the appointment of Martin Hoather as Chief Operating Officer (COO), strengthening the company’s focus on operational control and processes. Hoather has been Acting COO for the last six months, and during this time he has been instrumental in helping plan the company’s ongoing expansion, including the recent move to GIS’ new headquarters at Edinburgh House in Cambridge, UK.

He has a wealth of project and senior management experience stemming from his 21-year background as a Royal Navy Engineer Officer, as well as management and engineering qualifications from Manchester Business School and the University of Cambridge. 

GIS’ leading position within the high-tech industrial inkjet sector, along with the company’s inclusive culture, were key elements in attracting Martin Hoather to join the company in 2014 as programme manager.  He was initially responsible for managing a portfolio of R&D and product development projects, but took on an increasingly wider management role.

Nick Geddes, managing director, commented: “Martin’s operational skills and motivational approach are key assets that GIS needs as we continue to grow. We congratulate him on this appointment.”