Senior leadership invest in Xaar’s future

Members of Xaar’s senior leadership team have bought shares in the business to underline their commitment and confidence in its new strategy

John Mills, CEO, Ian Tichias, CFO and Andrew Herbert, Chairman, have all invested in the company, buying 275,000 Xaar shares between them. The significant investment follows the announcement of Xaar’s full year results yesterday for the 12 months ending 31 December 2019.

From left to right: John Mills, CEO, Ian Tichias, CFO, Andrew Herbert, Chairman

John Mills, Chief Executive Officer, said, “X2019 was a difficult year for the Group as a result of the performance of the Printhead business and decision to end investment in Thin Film.

“However, we entered 2020 with confidence in the long-term future of the business  and a revised strategy, product roadmap and strong balance sheet to deliver improved business performance and a return to profitability.

“Clearly, the recent events with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic mean it is impossible to determine the effect on Xaar’s 2020 results; however we are yet to see a significant impact on customer demand.

“We have all the fundamentals in place to continue to execute our strategy and return Xaar to profitability. Our share investment is a clear demonstration of our belief in the long-term performance of the business and the confidence that we have in delivering sustainable growth.”

Xaar is a world leader in the development of digital inkjet technology in both architectural glass and automotive glass markets.