Global Inkjet Systems – Co-founder passed away
UK • Jim Brotton, Global Inkjet Systems co-founder and director, has passed away on February 2017. His expertise in electronics, alongside his Cambridge-based network of contacts and dedication to his work and colleagues, were instrumental in helping GIS achieve its 10 years of success in the industrial inkjet market today.
Jim was a strategic technologist and manager with a business focus. He held a Joint Hons. in physics and electronic engineering from the University of Manchester and was a chartered engineer and member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He managed technology-based projects, portfolios, programmes and companies for over 40 years, from 1979 spending much of the time running high technology companies around Cambridge – including three startups Syscon Ltd, Syscon Vision Ltd and PM Resource Ltd.
Delivering technology solutions into companies such as The British Library, GCHQ, Ministry of Defence, Royal Ordnance Factory, Tektronix UK and the Medical Research Council, Jim also created a portfolio management infrastructure for the Department of Health and a Benefits Management System for the Home Office, managed two pan-European business programmes and had two products showcased on the BBC series “Tomorrow’s World”.