CMYUK has appointed Brett Platt to the new role of digital textile manager, a position created to reflect the significant investment the company is making in the sector.
Platt said: “After studying textile design, I started working at The Dorma Group. I initially joined their design department, and progressed through the ranks to the role of senior creative colourist, staying with the company for nine years. This was an exciting time in the industry as it saw the transformation from conventional screen-printing for design sampling to the first investment in digital printing using drum printers.
“In 2004, I joined RA Smart working across both their print bureau and equipment sales divisions. My responsibilities spanned most areas of the business; integrating textile solutions, customer demonstrations, installations and on-site training, supporting a range of both Mimaki and Robustelli printers. My role also entailed specifying and sourcing fabric across many territories. I stayed with RA Smart for 11 years, before joining Think Positive Prints.
“Based in Sydney, the business wanted to expand into Europe by creating a UK hub. I was contracted to establish a production facility in Macclesfield, which included recruiting and training staff, specifying and implementing the digital textile printers, coating, steaming and washing equipment. By 2017 Think Positive Prints UK was a business renowned for producing the highest quality digitally printed fabrics for the fashion and interiors markets.
“In 2017 I joined Hybrid as textile product manager, responsible for developing the Mimaki textile printer portfolio. That takes me up to the present, where I am delighted to be joining CMYUK as digital textile manager.