The YPS Team
We draw on a nearly 40 years experience in the print industry.
Garry is renowned in the world of wide-format digital ink-jet for his extensive technology knowledge, to the point where even other suppliers call and ask for his advice! Formerly a litho printer and regional sales director at Sun Chemical, Garry established YPS in 2009 with the mission of building a service-led wide-format supply company for both the North-East and the rest of the UK.
Whatever machine, media or method you require, Garry has direct experience in the complex set of technologies that make up the modern-day wide-format printer and can help you apply that expertise to your business.
Georgia is the Sales Director here at YPS, having joined the company in November 2014. Georgia has brought 4 years experience in previous management roles to the team with a keen focus on business development.
A valued member of the team, Georgia oversees the day to day operations ensuring that YPS remains focused on meeting the needs and goals of the customer. If you are looking to purchase new hardware, Georgia will be your first port of call at YPS. She will guide you through the sales process, offering friendly, impartial advice and knowledge on the full range of products available at YPS. Her passion and enthusiasm in this role is evident with customers returning to purchase further hardware as well as consumables.
Sheila has been with us since we started trading . Her role as Administration Manager provides invaluable front of house service to all our customers and suppliers.
Many of you will know Sheila well, as she more than anyone, is the voice of YPS. If you are a supplier, you will be glad to hear from her, as she will be sending you your payment. Alternatively, if you are a customer Sheila will help direct you to the correct department to place your order and then send your invoice and account statement. Equally, she will listen to any concerns or issues you have and help resolve any queries in a professional and efficient way, so we can provide you with the best service possible.
Prior to working at YPS, Sheila was employed as the Administrative Manager for NCS PLC based at Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne, from 1984 until 2008, heading up a team of two part-time secretaries and four clerical staff. As part of her duties she was a Quality Inspector in respect of the Company’s ISO 9001 Registration. Having spent 24 years with NCS, Sheila has the perfect skill set to compliment the other team members at YPS and has proved to be invaluable over the last 9 years.
Paul joined YPS in 2010 having spent 17 years at Newcastle Computer Services as a technical service engineer. He now heads up our engineering and service department as Service Manager. If you require any technical advice regarding your printer, whether it be hardware or software, Paul is available to talk you through any queries you may have.
Paul holds a number of technical certifications including Apple Certified Technical Engineer, Epson Authorised Engineer, EFI Certified Engineer and a Mimaki Accredited Engineer.
Paul can assist you in achieving the optimum result from your printer, identifying the correct profile settings, media and ink to use which means better quality prints at the most cost effective usage. He also runs our demonstration facility where we have a comprehensive range of Mimaki solvent and UV printers.
Lauren joined YPS in 2016 having spent several years previously in various print roles working with Mimaki and Epson hardware. In the short time Lauren has been at YPS she has excelled within her department and has rapidly become a key member to our team.
She will be primarily assisting Paul and Charlie with any print related issues that customers may be experiencing. As well as resolving any issues clients may have with their RIP software.
Lauren will also be working closely with Georgia assisting with hardware sales and providing print samples and demonstrations for potential customers.
YPS took on our second service engineer to assist their senior engineer Paul Shorton. With 26 years worth of experience as a service engineer under his belt, and 12 years specifically dedicated to colour digital print hardware, introducing Charlie to YPS was a no brainer.
With the knowledge and his impressive expertise, Charlie has become a real asset to the YPS service team. Responsible for installing new equipment and troubleshooting technical issues, Charlie is dedicated to resolving any faults in an efficient, methodical manner ensuring minimal printer downtime and inconvenience.
Before working for YPS Stuart spent 15 years at Coates Screen and Sun Chemicals in a multi-functional work environment. Stuart has developed a wide variety of skills such as Colour Matching, Technical Support and Screen Stretching as well as other production and lab work.
Stuart has over 30 years of experience in the printing industry, working in many different roles. However, here at YPS he is responsible for screen stretching, ink mixes and colour matching, so if you have any questions regarding this, Stuart is our resident expert and a mine of information.
As part of the YPS Service Division, Wayne logs any technical issues that may occur and works alongside Paul and Charlie to resolve them successfully.
Previous to YPS, Wayne worked within the chemical industry, gaining 10 years of procurement, purchasing & distribution experience to a global level. The pace at YPS is fast moving and requires a lot of attention to detail, making Wayne perfectly suited to his role.
Rob Holmes joined the team in 2013, being specifically responsible for business development in relation to screen and litho.
He has over 30 years’ experience in the print industry working for Sun Chemicals for over 25 years as a senior account manager. He was personally responsible for developing over 12 million pounds worth of ink supply business per annum throughout the UK and was held in extremely high regard by his customers and suppliers alike.
Having completed 25 years working for Sun Chemicals, he decided to retire, but found he missed the pace of working in such a fast moving and challenging environment. He now works with us at YPS on a part time basis, where he has been able to add a new and exciting dimension to the team, bring to bear a wealth of experience and knowledge which has proved invaluable to our younger members of the team as well as our customers.
Pete Wildrianne joined the YPS Team in 2018 and is responsible for developing sales for YPS in the Midlands. After 17 years as Sales Manager at Marathon, Pete has a wide range of knowledge in the garment decoration and textile sectors.
Lauren is the newest member of the YPS team. Joining us from a customer service background, Lauren is responsible for all things purchasing and distribution with regards to consumables. She deals with all customer orders and enquiries, as well as ensuring your order has arrived to you on time.
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