BARNSLEY, England — January 11, 2018 — MagnaColours® has made two senior appointments to strengthen its team in two newly created roles. Ivan Cossio has taken the role of business development manager for the Americas, based in California, and Robert Cole has taken up the post of commercial director, based at MagnaColours in the United Kingdom. The new additions to the MagnaColours team will help to cement the business’ position as a leader and innovator within the industry and support its ambitious growth plans.
Cossio has been active within the textile screen printing industry for three decades, and so brings a wealth of experience with him to MagnaColours. He spent 12 years at PolyOne and managed its Wilflex sales in Latin America from 2002-14. For the past three years, Cossio was a regional manager for M&R, selling equipment in parts of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Bangladesh. He has worked in print operations and held sales roles specifically around color and ink room management, which stands him in good stead for his new position. Cossio represents MagnaColours first investment in the Americas and will be key to driving growth and developing further expansion plans in the region.
Cole’s career has seen him work across several industries associated with chemical products, most recently in the digital textile industry in the United States. Magna will benefit from his vast experience in management, marketing, product development, operations, business development and technical services. In his new role, Cole will be responsible for strategic sales management, technical support and marketing activities. His digital experience will be instrumental in helping Magna to explore new avenues in the future.
Helen Parry, managing director of MagnaColours said: “We’re thrilled to welcome both Ivan and Robert, who each bring with them vast yet complimentary experience which will be invaluable in helping drive our business forward and support our expansion plans. With Ivan and Robert on board, we’ll be able to put increased focus on developing our customer base whilst exploring opportunities in the digital sector.
“For four decades, Magna has been championing the use of water-based screen-printing inks, and over the years has led the innovation of products which render the use of chemically harmful inks unnecessary. In joining the team, Ivan and Robert can really contribute to Magna’s goal of encouraging more screen printers to make the switch to water-based inks and promoting the MagnaColours brand.”
MagnaColours strives to provide environmentally sustainable water-based alternatives to widely used chemical-based inks traditionally used throughout the screen printing industry. Magna will be showcasing its range at the upcoming ISS Long Beach event January 19-21.
Posted January 12, 2018