Fujifilm appoints Tony Lock as Head of Packaging Business in UK and Ireland

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Fujifilm appoints Tony Lock as Head of Packaging Business in UK and Ireland

Tony Lock has joined Fujifilm as the new head of its packaging business for the UK and Ireland. Lock, formerly of HP Indigo, Xerox and OKI, brings a wealth of experience to his new role at Fujifilm. The company’s expanding “dream team” and growing product range, including the Jet Press FP790 inkjet press for flexible packaging, have been attracting attention in the print industry. Lock will collaborate with Spencer Green, Chris Matthews and Andy Webb in a bid to establish Fujifilm as a leader in the packaging sector.

  • Tony Lock has joined Fujifilm as the new head of its packaging business for the UK and Ireland, bringing extensive industry experience.
  • Fujifilm recently showcased its expanded product range at Drupa, including the Jet Press FP790 inkjet press for flexible packaging. 

A New Chapter for Tony Lock and Fujifilm

Tony Lock, a seasoned veteran in the industry, has taken up a new role as head of Fujifilm’s packaging business for the UK and Ireland. With an illustrious career that began in the early ’90s at Xerox, Lock’s extensive experience spans multiple companies including OKI, Duplo, Webmart, Infigo, and more recently, HP Indigo.

Lock’s Journey to Fujifilm

At HP Indigo, Lock held the position of labels and packaging business manager before becoming the UK&I business manager for folded carton. After a tenure of over four years, Lock has made the move to Fujifilm, bringing his vast industry knowledge and leadership skills to the table.

Fujifilm’s Expanding Portfolio

Fujifilm, recently showcased its expanded product range at Drupa, which included the Jet Press FP790 inkjet press for flexible packaging. The company’s general manager, Andy Kent, expressed his delight at Lock joining the team, highlighting the breadth of Fujifilm’s portfolio and the energy Lock brings to the role.

ā€œThe portfolio that weā€™ve got now has attracted attention. Weā€™ve got a lot of new products [for packaging] covering inks, plates and digital. Tony has a lot to do, but heā€™s got a lot of energy ā€“ and heā€™s going to need it!ā€

A Broad Spectrum of Products and a Collaborative Team

Kent also noted how Fujifilm’s specific packaging portfolio products offer a diverse range, from the B2 inkjet Jet Press to the toner-based Revoria Press range. He emphasised that the company can bundle these with a variety of other offerings making it a versatile choice for customers. Lock’s addition to the team is expected to amplify this strength.

Lock’s Enthusiasm for the New Role

Expressing his excitement about the fresh opportunity, Lock mentioned the collaborative nature of the role, which he greatly enjoys. He shared his delight at joining Fujifilm and his eagerness to help them become leaders in the packaging sector.

Final Thoughts

Tony Lock’s appointment at Fujifilm is a strategic move that is likely to benefit both the company and the industry. His vast experience, coupled with Fujifilm’s expanding portfolio, offers a promising future for the packaging sector. This symbiotic relationship could lead to innovative solutions. Lock’s enthusiasm and Kent’s confidence in the team’s collaborative spirit provide a positive outlook and we hope to see some exciting developments in the coming years.

FAQ

Q: Who is Tony Lock and what is his new role at Fujifilm?
A: Tony Lock has joined Fujifilm as the new head of its packaging business for the UK and Ireland. He has a long track record in the industry, with experience at Xerox, OKI, Duplo, Webmart, Infigo and most recently HP Indigo.

Q: How does Fujifilm’s packaging portfolio interact with other devices within the company?
A: Fujifilm’s packaging portfolio has crossover with other devices like the B2 inkjet Jet Press and toner-based Revoria Press range, enhancing their overall product offerings.

Q: When did Tony Lock start his new role at Fujifilm?
A: Tony Lock started his new role at Fujifilm on 1 July and expressed his excitement about the fresh opportunity to help Fujifilm become a leader in the packaging sector.

Q: Who are the key team members Tony Lock will be working alongside at Fujifilm?
A: Tony Lock will be working alongside Spencer Green, head of print on demand, Chris Matthews, head of digital press solutions, and Andy Webb, head of wide format at Fujifilm.