Our team

We have a great team at IMI Europe ready to help you achieve your goals in inkjet technology. You can find out about us below, but if you want to know more, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Mike Willis, Chairman

Mike is Chairman of IMI Europe, advising on business strategy and event planning as well as chairing conference sessions. Mike co-founded IMI Europe in 1999 with Al Keene of IMI Inc, and was Managing Director until the end of 2015. Mike is also Managing Director of Pivotal Resources, the IP consulting company.

Mike has worked in the printing industry for the past 40 years, accumulating considerable experience in a wide range of imaging technologies. Mike was a founder member of Xaar, a company set up to exploit high resolution piezo inkjet technology. Mike began his career at Gestetner Limited, working on a variety of photocopier projects. He graduated from the Polytechnic of Central London in 1976 with a BSc Honours in Photographic Sciences.

Mike owns a 1966 Aircoupe light aircraft which he flies regularly from a local airfield.

Dr Tim Phillips, Managing Director

Tim is Managing Director of IMI Europe with responsibility for commercial and operational management of the business. Tim is also Founder & Director of Catenary Solutions, the technology marketing consultancy.

Tim has worked in the industrial inkjet industry since 2007 when he joined Xennia Technology (which was bought by Sensient Imaging Technologies in 2015). Before that he worked in technical, marketing and sales roles in technology areas including liquid crystals, compound semiconductor devices and specialist materials. Tim has an MA Honours degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, a PhD in liquid crystal physics from the University of Bristol and an MBA from the University of Warwick.

Tim is a keen cyclist and is currently undertaking a series of cycling challenges to raise money for charity. Tim creates electronic music using analogue synthesisers, and also loves films and music, being an avid collector of vinyl records.

Amy Vigrass, Conference & Accounts Executive

Amy is our Conference & Accounts Executive, responsible for conference registration sales and accounts. She new to the team in 2016 and is the main contact for people attending IMI Europe events. She is also responsible for general organisation at the events themselves. Amy has a Business Management BSc from the University of East Anglia with a focus on Marketing and Law. She has experience in Administration Management and Personnel Training.

Amy has a keen interest in music, playing both oboe and piano. She also enjoys wildlife photography and playing real tennis.

Loraine Willis, Accounts Manager

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Loraine works part time for IMI Europe and is responsible for book-keeping and accounts management. She also assists with delegate registrations and administration at events.

Loraine has a degree in art history, and enjoys visiting art galleries and exhibitions without the need for a guide, but most of her time is spent caring for her elderly Haflinger pony.