Martin Boit succeeds Han Stoffels as President and CEO

Founded in 1983, Wacom is the pioneer in pen technology development and the global leader in graphics tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions.

As of April 1st, Martin Boit (47) takes over the position of President and CEO at Wacom Europe GmbH from Han Stoffels. “I am excited to continue Wacom’s success in Europe on the foundation built to date. My key ambitions for Wacom Europe are to expand the existing business and to create a new user base and market segments by leveraging Wacom’s unique global capability”, says Martin Boit. “I also look forward to contributing to Wacom global success in the future.”
Prior to joining Wacom, Martin Boit has worked in several international management positions within telecommunication, IT and services companies that include T-Mobile International, T-Systems and Ocè.

“By appointing Martin Boit, we expect Wacom Europe to continue to strive for growth and play a major role in Wacom’s global business”, says Masahiko Yamada, Wacom Group CEO. “Martin’s extensive experience in both strategic and international roles will benefit Wacom in building a successful future in Europe. We are very happy to have him onboard internally, as well as for our business partners.” In his new role Martin Boit will work closely with European business partners. “I am delighted to see experienced and dedicated business partners across Europe and look forward to building our future together”, says Martin Boit.

After being with Wacom Europe for almost 11 years, the former President and CEO, Han Stoffels, has decided to renew his personal and professional career and focus on his entrepreneurial ambitions. “Under Han’s leadership Wacom Europe has enjoyed a stable growth of more than 20 per-cent year on year in the last ten years, and he has greatly contributed to the development of new businesses and markets”, says Masahiko Yamada, Wacom Group CEO. He continues: “Under his leadership, Wacom has grown from a professional graphics product company to a company with a wide variety of product offerings and a strong brand presence in the consumer market. We very much appreciate his contribution and wish him all the best in his next career as an entrepreneur.”

About Wacom

Wacom Europe GmbH is a subsidiary of Wacom Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727). Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom′s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world′s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom′s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.

The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom′s interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT Technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.