Eizo sees increase in revenue as firm appoints new MD

Monitor vendor Eizo has appointed Colin Woodley as the firm’s new MD, replacing Rob Musson who retired at the end of September.

Woodley brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having worked in the field of visual technology for almost 25 years, plus he has worked with the vendor since 1996.

He started out his career with Eizo as technical consultant, progressed to product manager and finally to business manager, and has revealed his latest goals for the firm as MD.

He said: “My goal is to get every company in the UK to think about what they are looking at and whether the monitor they are using is giving them the best result for their business and users.

“It is an exciting time to be in the visual technology industry. As people spend more time in front of their monitors they are demanding better quality images as well as beginning to question what the overall effect this extended usage is having on their wellbeing, all issues close to the heart of the Eizo business.”

Eizo has also revealed it has seen a 69 per cent turnover increase since the company launched in 2012.

Following Woodley’s appointment, Eizo has also seen a large increase in its headcount with a growth of 69 per cent since 2012, with the addition of two more employees set to start before the end of the year.

Minoru Kontani, executive VP and COO at Eizo Europe, added: “Colin has devoted himself for almost 20 years to Eizo’s success in the UK market. He is the most qualified person to take over the leadership from Rob Musson and with his genuine Eizo spirit – I am sure the UK business will expand further under his leadership.”

The company’s monitors are used in various professions including medical imaging, graphic design, photography, digital firm production and financing to name a few.

Despite the fact that the UK desktop market has declined, industry expert Bob Raikes, MD of Meko Ltd, believes that Eizo’s growth in the sector is impressive.

He commented: “While the UK desktop monitor market has declined by 15 per cent between Q1 2012 and Q2 2015, Eizo’s sales by volume have grown by 173 per cent over the same period. This is better growth than any other brand in the market over the same period.”

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