Spotlight Interview – With Simon Daplyn and Adam Stack- Sensient Imaging Technologies

Simon Daplyn, Marketing Manager

Dr Simon Daplyn Joined Sensient 2015 as part of their acquisition of Xennia Technology Ltd and is the Marketing Manager for the digital inks group. Simon has experience in development of digital inks and processes, commercial implementation and direct sales across a number of applications and industries.

Adam Stack, Product Manager

Adam Stack joined Sensient in 2015 as a Product Manager, with responsibilities for Product and Marketing Management for the Digital Inks team. Adam has experience implementing and executing product commercialization, marketing communications initiatives, as well as creation and launch of Sensient’s assurance plan for Edible inks.

BRW: What do you hope the audience will learn from this webinar?

We hope that by the end of the webinar the audience will have a better understanding of inkjet printing and the potential benefits it can offer within the food and pharmaceutical industry.  Additionally we would like to express the work done by Sensient in our manufacturing and supply chain management to mitigate any risks that could affect brand reputation.  Printing onto edible products is a complex balance of chemistry that is fit for purpose and fit for consumption.

BRW: What discussions do you look forward to having with the audience?

We look forward to understanding more about the role printing plays or could play in their business to increase consumer interaction and safety.

BRW: What do you enjoy most about your role?

SD – The inkjet industry is dynamically evolving with countless areas of potential.  Understanding new markets and the potential benefits of our technology is an exciting prospect.  Being able to influence product development strategies and shape the future technologies of Sensient and our partners is something we really enjoy.

AS – Every day we are learning about the development and application of inkjet across a range of industrial applications.  Getting below the surface to identify the key details that matter most to the market and matching their needs technically and commercially is what really drives us.

BRW: How did you get into the industry?

SD – I am a chemist by training and after completing a degree in colour and polymer chemistry from the University of Leeds in the UK, I studied further for a PhD in inkjet printing.  From that point, there has been no turning back.  I joined a start-up inkjet development company in 2004 and moved to a leading integrator of digital printing, Xennia Technology in 2008 where is was responsible for managing complex ink development projects for industrial clients.  I transitioned to a commercial role in 2012 before Sensient acquired Xennia in 2015.  I now manage the marketing output of the Inks Group and often talk at conferences and training seminars to share our knowledge in inkjet science.

AS – I really got into this industry when I joined Sensient in 2015.  I was an experienced Product manager looking for a new challenge and this industry has provided just that.  I have been able to take on board an understanding of inkjet as a printing process whilst focussing on key markets and technologies such as edible inks and their application.

BRW: Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

SD – I have been very lucky to travel to many parts of the world whilst doing this job.  All have opened my eyes to new cultures and experiences that will last a lifetime.  There is always the pull of home though and for me the mountains and coastline of Wales where I grew up will always be my favourite place.


Join Simon Daplyn and Adam Stack  on a webinar entitled Inkjet Printing of Edible Inks by Sensient Imaging Technologies on 28th November at 3PM London/11AM New York

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