In a career spanning 50 years in the ink industry, Mike Toner has recently announced his retirement from his position as Sales Director at Cheshire-based DataLase.
Having first joined DataLase in 2016 as new business development manager for Europe, Toner’s previous experience included various technical sales roles in the ink industry, with over 20 years at both Aarberg Druckfarben (Swiss) and global ink manufacturer SICPA. A former printer, with extensive knowledge of the packaging industry having previously worked in a range of sectors including food and drink and pharmaceuticals, he has seen many technological changes during his career, ranging from the introduction of the very first UV offset litho ink to the UK, to the photonic printing solutions at DataLase.
Toner said, “I’ve witnessed and been part of a fast-moving industry that has taken giant leaps forward in terms of technology over the years. My time spent latterly with DataLase has been highly rewarding given the uniqueness of the solution. It has been particularly enjoyable to develop new markets and launch new products and I wish the company the very best of success in the future.”
Paul Dustain, CSMO, DataLase, added, “On behalf of everyone at DataLase, I thank Mike for his knowledgeable contribution to the business. We wish him a long and healthy retirement.”