Gardiner Colours, a manufacturer of specialist printing inks, sealers and varnishes based in Normanton, has welcomed Alan Thomas to the team.
Mr Thomas brings extensive print experience with him, including eight years with Varn Products where he was involved in R&D and press chemicals, before he went on to work for American company Anchor which was later acquired by Fuji Hunt.
He also spent 20 years with Ultrachem as factory and technical manager with a wide remit covering production, R&D, product development, technical and sales support, and health and safety.
In his new role, he will be working with owner and MD James Gardiner, to develop a portfolio of new products including fount solutions, blanket and roller washes, plate care products, speciality chemicals and pre-press chemicals.
Established in 1981, the multi-million-pound turnover business manufactures inks, sealers, varnishes and consumables used by printers and distributors worldwide.