Simon Roberts, the managing director of Integration Technology (ITL), has been appointed the new managing director of IST (UK).

Mr Roberts was named managing director of ITL last year, but has now taken over responsibility for sister company IST (UK). Both IST (UK) and ITL are specialist suppliers of curing technology, with UV/LED a particular focus. Both are part of the IST Metz Group.

This development will mean the group’s UK operations are now responsible for the marketing and sales of a wide portfolio of LED, medium pressure lamp, and Excimer UV curing equipment, from standalone individual lamphead components through to fully integrated LED and lamp hybrid curing systems.

In a post on LinkedIn, Mr Roberts declared, ‘[I’m] excited about the massive opportunities for the UK group operations through the closer collaboration of ITL and IST (UK).’