GPMI boosted its salesforce recently with the appointment of Niall Fitzgerald as Commercial Director and Karl Byrne as Senior Account Manager. Niall joined GPMI in February as Commercial Director with responsibility for the internal and external sales teams. His focus is on expanding the business across all areas of the industry, from commercial and digital print to packaging and consumables. Niall has experience in print management with InnerWorkings and commercial print with Business Print. He also worked for Spectrum Print Logistics, and in the paper business as Sales Director with Contact Papers, Robert Horne and Matrix Papers. Formerly of Xeretec Ireland, Karl Byrne took up his new role as Senior Account Manager with GPMI in May, looking after customers in the west of Ireland. Karl brings more than 20 years’ experience in the print industry to his new position. GPMI are currently planning their second open house event since the acquisition of Reprocentre by GPMI. The dates are set for August 30th and 31st. “We are lining up a few surprises for the open house,” says Eoin Honan, Sales Director Equipment at GPMI. “We want to show something different, not just run another ‘me too’ event. For the first time, we will showcase a textile and dye sublimation printing solution based around the new Mimaki TS30-1300 printer and Monti Antonio fixation/calendering press, both launched at Fespa in May. We are also working hard on what would be another first – bringing a page wide waterfall technology printer to Ireland. This is still a work in progress, but if we can make it happen it will generate a lot of interest from various businesses in Ireland and it could be a game changer for the Irish print industry.”