World’s leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads for industrial applications.
FUJIFILM Dimatix - the world's leading provider of inkjet printheads for commercial and industrial printing - is evolving inkjetting into a micro-production process that will revolutionize the manufacture of electronic and bioscience applications. The company's technology innovations and world-class fabrication processes enable high-performance, micro-precision printing and deposition of traditional inks and nano-particle fluids on all types of surfaces, including flexible substrates.
Founded as Spectra in 1984 with an exclusive license relationship with Xerox, FUJIFILM Dimatix has developed significant intellectual property and multiple generations of proprietary drop-on-demand inkjet printheads capable of producing high performance digital images in a wide variety of printing and fluid jetting applications. The company invests heavily in research and development, maintaining one of the most capable inkjet R&D groups in the world with over one third of its staff actively engaged in product engineering.
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Through voluntary, continual dedication to Responsible Care efforts, each and every employee as well as every single organization will strive to realize a "constantly environmentally sound Fujifilm."
"In order to protect nature and preserve valuable natural resources so that they can be passed on to future generations, Fujifilm incorporates global concerns as it earnestly deepens its involvement in activities that will lead to real prosperity for humanity."
FUJIFILM Dimatix's policy is to comply with the European RoHS and WEEE directives. We are working with our suppliers, to bring our products into compliance as needed.
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CEO & President
Martin Schoeppler is a seasoned international executive and has been the CEO and President of FUJIFILM Dimatix since 2008. He initially joined the company in 2004, when it was called Spectra, in order to create new opportunities in the industrial markets using inkjet technology.
Mr. Schoeppler has 35 years of extensive electronics market experience, including prior senior management responsibilities at Hewlett-Packard, Lumileds Lighting, and Agilent Technologies in Germany, Switzerland and the U.S.
Under Schoeppler's direction, FUJIFILM Dimatix has become one of the world leaders in the production and distribution of piezoelectric, drop-on-demand industrial inkjet printheads. The company has experienced significant growth as it continues to penetrate markets and introduce the world to new and different ways to utilize inkjet technology.
Mr. Schoeppler credits the success of the company to the people he works with, including his customers and the team he has cultivated. He holds a BSEE degree from the University of Applied Science in Esslingen, Germany and attended INSEAD in France and IMD in Switzerland.
Vice President of Operations
Jeff Horten is the Vice President of Operations at FUJIFILM Dimatix. He joined Spectra, Inc., the predecessor of FUJIFILM Dimatix, in 1999. He came to the company from Accent Color Sciences in Hartford, CT. Horten is a seasoned executive having held senior responsibilities both domestically and internationally in Operations and Materials Management at AEG, Schneider Electric, and Raytheon Inc.
Horten holds a BS in Production and Procurement Management from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and an MBA from Bentley University in Massachusetts.
Vice President of Operations
Since 2013 Wendy Arienzo has served as Vice President of Operations at FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., a leading supplier of piezoelectric industrial printheads. Previously, she was CEO and a director of ArrayPower, a developer of software-defined inverter technology for solar-energy systems.
Her prior experience includes a series of executive and technical roles at NXP Semiconductors (and its predecessor, Philips Semiconductor), IBM Corp. and AT&T Bell Laboratories, among others. Dr. Arienzo joined the Power Integrations board of directors in April 2017. Most recently, she has been recognized as one of the 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors.
Bailey Smith Sr.
Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development
Bailey Smith, Sr. has worked for FUJIFILM Dimatix since 2004 (then Spectra). He has held several roles including product engineering, engineering management, and product management leading to his current responsibility leading the customer facing organization.
Prior to his time at FUJIFILM Dimatix, Bailey held engineering and engineering management roles in a variety of industries.
Bailey holds a BSME degree from Boston University.
Vice President of Finance and Corporate Compliance Officer
Chris Torrey is Vice President of Finance as well as the company’s Corporate Compliance Officer. He joined Spectra, Inc., the predecessor of FUJIFILM Dimatix, in 2004 immediately following a career at Brooks Automation in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. With over 25 years of experience, Torrey has held various financial and accounting roles in industries including manufacturing, technical start-up and commercial banking.
Torrey received a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Keene State College.
Vice President of Product R&D and Strategic Customer Relations
Jaan Laaspere is the Vice President of Product R&D and Strategic Customer Relations at FUJIFILM Dimatix. He started with the company in 1997, when it was still called Spectra, as a Print Systems Engineer. During this time, his focus was the first 600 dpi single pass UV label printer with Digital Label Alliance and the print system’s effects on image quality.
He later went on to become the Director of Product Engineering, and he started the Spectra Image Quality Lab in order to further the understanding of inkjet systems. Mr. Laaspere has now been the VP of Product R&D for two years. During his time in this position thus far, he has focused on MEMS printhead development by combining deep expertise in both MEMS and industrial inkjet.
Mr. Laaspere studied physics as an undergrad at the University of Vermont before earning his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. His previous job experience includes working on a high-speed EP copier design consulting and biomedical engineering multiphase project.
Though Mr. Laaspere has worn many hats while working for Dimatix over the years, his consistent focus has been on physics-based understanding of complex variables in digital printing.
Vice President of MEMS R&D
Darren Imai is Vice President of MEMS R&D. He joined Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc. in 2007. He has overseen the development of advanced MEMS-based printheads, starting with the development and introduction of the first 1200 dpi single pass Samba printhead. Since then, he has overseen the development of a number of advanced MEMS devices for inkjet printing and other advanced applications. He has overseen the expansion of the Wafer Fabrication plant from 2,000 sq. ft. to over 20,000 sq. ft. and has updated the process and equipment to get the best performance for MEMS manufacturing.
Darren holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He has over 35 years of experience and has been a part of a number of Silicon Valley start-up companies, mainly in the area of Thin Film Recording Head technology for hard disk recording but has also worked with firms on RF circuits and nanotechnologies.
Vice President of Human Resources
Karen Hebert is the Vice President of Human Resources at FUJIFILM Dimatix. She has been with the company for nearly 20 years. In her time at Dimatix thus far, Karen transitioned the HR function from that of an administrative resource to one that is now an integral business partner for all levels of the organization.
She has been heavily involved in recruitment, labor relations, regulatory compliance programs, grievance mitigation, integrating the automation of record keeping, creating our Employee Handbook, and much more. She also created employee development plans to enable us to grow our employees internally for greater job satisfaction and supported a multi-year, ground-breaking STEM initiative and partnership to create awareness in the local community.
Karen has a solid foundation of general business management that has led to her successful, progressive HR management. Her previous job experience includes holding the position of Vice President of Human Resources at NEXIQ Technologies, a leading international provider of specialized information management solutions and products for industrial, commercial, and medical markets. She earned her B.S. in Business, HR and Accounting at the University of New Hampshire.
Vice President and General Manager, Systems Integration Business
Greg Balch is the Vice President and General Manager of the Systems Integration business known as “FUJIFILM Inkjet Solutions” within FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.
He joined FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. in 2009 from Thermadyne Holdings Corporation where he was the Vice President of Operations for the plasma cutting and welding division. He started his career at Creare, Inc. which was an original founder of Spectra.
Balch is an experienced executive having held senior roles in supply chain, manufacturing, and general management with global responsibilities.
Balch holds a BS in Management from Castleton University in Castleton, VT and an MBA from Plymouth State College in Plymouth, NH with additional coursework at Clarkson University and Harvard University. He is APICs certified and holds expert level certifications in Lean Manufacturing.