New CEO at Ilford

Prior to joining Ilford, Willems, who is a former McKinsey & Company consultant, spent several years in diverse executive positions with graphic arts and digital printing industries companies. Most recently, he was CEO of GMGcolor.

“Paul strengthens the management team at Ilford and focuses the company on growth.” commented Clifford Herbertson, Partner, Paradigm Global Partners LLP, Ilford’s sole shareholder. “With this new aggressive business development strategy in mind, we expect Paul to deliver an immediate impact to our business, and also be a key player in further developing the company for the long term.”

Before Willems’s addition to the management team, Herbertson served as the manufacturer’s acting global sales leader. Lars Sommerhäuser, who has served as CEO of Ilford since 2010, was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and will be responsible for operations, technology & development, human resources, purchasing and information technology. Sommerhäuser will also lead the company’s strategic business development.