DataLase Strengthens Executive Management Team

DataLase, a SATO company, has further strengthened its executive management team with the appointments of Clare Wagstaff and Richard Blackburn.

Clare has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer with Richard joining DataLase as Vice President of Engineering.

Speaking of the new additions to the team, Andrew Wragg, CEO of DataLase, said: “Both Clare and Richard have exceptional leadership and business transformation skills. We are pleased to welcome them on board at a critical and exciting time for the business as we enter the next phase of our ambitious growth plans.”

Clare and Richard will play leading roles at DataLase as the company accelerates the development of its cutting-edge photonic printing solution based on its award-winning laser-reactive colour-change pigment technology.

With responsibility for developing and executing engagement strategies with key partners, Clare will coordinate with the sales, marketing and R&D teams to maximise the value of the company’s strategic partnerships.

Clare, who has extensive experience working for a global designer and manufacturer of photonic products and solutions, will lead key DataLase projects to ensure optimal performance and bring game-changing technologies to market.

In addition, Richard, as VP of Engineering, will manage and co-ordinate projects in America. Richard’s remit is to support the US team to progress the hardware, software and product integration of the company’s unique print solutions with partners.

Richard joins DataLase with more than 20 years’ experience leading the design and manufacture of laser based solutions. As a recognised expert in laser technology, Richard will accelerate the company’s technology roadmap.

Mark Naples, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at DataLase, said: “These organisational changes are the next step in the evolution of our company as we position DataLase as a leader in the world of customisation and personalisation of products and packaging. With Clare and Richard both on board we’re confident that we can build upon our fantastic progress and make further strides as a business.”

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