Screen GP Europe – Brian Filler retired as president
THE NETHERLANDS • Brian Filler, president of Screen GP Europe, will retire at the end September 2016 after 35 years with the company. He will be succeeded by Takanori Kakita, currently chairman of Screen GP Europe.
Brian started out in 1966 as an apprentice photolithographer with Stellar Press a printing company based in Barnet. After completing his apprenticeship he then joined a trade platemaking company called Satellite becoming studio manager. His sales career began with John Hadland Graphic Arts selling vertical cameras film processors and the ECRM Autokon scanner. In 1981 Brian joined Screen UK in sales becoming managing director in 2000. Subsequently, he was appointed the company’s senior vice-president in 2010 and president in 2013. He has played a significant part in Screen’s technology evolution from scanners through to computer-to-film and computer-to-plate to, most recently, high-speed production digital inkjet presses for transactional, label and wide-format applications.
Brian has also been closely involved with industry associations, acting as President of the APMI from 2006 to 2008 and, after the APMI merged with Picon, as Chairman between 2009 to 2011.