Russell Joyce, president of Flint Group Narrow Web, Luxembourg, passed away last December after collapsing in Malmo, Sweden. Joyce began his ink industry career in 1991 with Coates Lorilleux in England. He joined the Narrow Web group of Akzo Nobel Inks (ANI) in 1997, where he held both technical and market development positions. Following the acquisition of ANI, BASF Printing Systems and Flint Ink by CVC, he became general manager of Europe, Middle East, Africa and South America for Flint Group’s Narrow Web business prior to being named president of the division in March 2007.
“Teamwork, achieving goals together with a pragmatic, friendly, open-minded ‘can-do’ approach were the characteristics of Russell’s leadership style. ... This made him an outstanding leader for our company, our customers and his colleagues,” said Charles Knott, CEO.