Andy Cave | CEO / MD
Andy graduated from the University of Bath where he gained a BSc in Mathematics and Computing.
Prior to founding Hamillroad Software Limited, Andy was the Chief Technical Officer at Advanced Rendering Technology where he ran the development organisation. Before working at ART, Andy was the Chief Designer at Harlequin for over 12 years where he founded the RIP division, being responsible for the design and implementation of the Harlequin RIP. As well as actually designing and writing substantial portions of the Harlequin RIP, Andy also invented a number of its key components. Amongst those was the Display List structure, the Harlequin Throughput System, HPS, and much more.
With over 30 years of experience in the graphics, pre-press and printing industry Andy brings a wealth of innovation and experience to Hamillroad and its products.
Pierre Hammond | Commercial Director
Pierre graduated with a BSc in Electrical Engineering.
Prior to joining the board of Hamillroad Software, Pierre was involved in a diverse range of companies and projects including: managing a group at the Defence Procurement Agency, managing a Surveillance, Radars and Command & Control group at Africon Engineering International, contracting in the GSM cellular industry for Vodacom, managing commercial s/w development teams, working on multidisciplinary projects in radar & air-defence, performing business analysis for clients and providing solutions design in subscriber administration.
With over 35 years experience in the IT industry, Pierre is well set to direct Hamillroad’s business as it matures and grows.
Sally Dowding | Finance & Operations Director
After qualifying as an accountant with accountancy practices in Cambridge, Sally moved into the commercial arena working chiefly with companies in the software industry.
Her extensive experience, and in particular her involvement in the global business of SolidWorks, now Dassault Systèmes, for more than 15 years managing the smooth operation of the UK R&D legal entity, enables Sally to ensure that our staff are happy and by efficiently delivering exceptional products, our customers are happy too.
Danielle Kinsella | Marketing Director
Danielle is a successful hands-on B2B marketer with over 20 years’ experience in marketing production and communications, she has a strong knowledge of technology and excellent customer relationship skills.
Prior to joining Hamillroad, Danielle worked for a software company specialising in technology for the taxi industry. Danielle was a key player in helping secure over £2 million of investment and launch a spin-off tech start up comparison app. She also has experience of working in several industries including pharmaceuticals and publishing.
Danielle is data driven, a creative thinker and do-er, and loves a good problem to solve.
Dan Badea | Product Specialist & Technical Support Manager
Dan graduated with a degree in Journalism and Broadcasting Technologies in 2008. He went on to work as a technical engineer for a broadcast news station.
With a keen interest and understanding of IT, he has since gone on to configure, deploy and manage IT systems and infrastructure, and more recently managed technical support departments. One of Dan’s notable projects was creating a cloud-based media asset management system for a global sports brand, which involved archiving over 4PB of media.
Dan is customer focused and always happy to go the extra mile to ensure the customer is satisfied.
Steve Mayer | Vice President US Customer Support
Steve graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Electrical Engineering.
Prior to joining Hamillroad Software, Steve managed Customer Support for Global Graphics Software, makers of the Harlequin RIP. In his time at Global Graphics, Steve was also Product Manager for the Jaws RIP. Steve’s first introduction to the field of printing came at Polaroid where he worked on the development of Polaroid’s PolaProof (laser ablation proofer) and DryTech, dry imagesetter film.
Steve brings over 30 years of focus on the customer to Hamillroad.
Robert Miller | Flexo Advisor
A founder member of Hamillroad Software, Robert has been involved in the prepress industry for over 30 years.
As the owner of a RIP supply business for over 7 years and a dealer for a number of Harlequin OEMs, Robert has installed numerous Harlequin RIPs in various trade houses and printers, including Syreline Process in Cape Town, one of the leading flexographic repro houses in South Africa.
With his commitment to customers and hands on approach, Robert has gained a detailed appreciation of the printing process and its requirements and has a deep understanding of the many issues faced in flexography. As such he is ideally placed to take forward Hamillroad’s development and testing of its Digitally Modulated screening for Flexo (Bellissima).
Gordon Pritchard | Marketing Advisor
Print Quality Marketing Manager for eleven years at Creo/Kodak and founder and director of the Value in Print program – one of the three key business and product development initiatives at Creo. Presented technical seminars on screening and print quality issues at print conferences, trained printers and buyers regarding print quality management and enhancement in Europe, N. America, and S.E. Asia.
Gordon has authored educational articles published in trade journals, co-authored TAGA paper on halftone screening, authored BRIDG’s guide to halftone screening.
Previously Technical Director of Western Canada’s largest commercial sheetfed shop. For several years Professor of Digital Graphic Design at Emily Carr University and Professor of Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School of Art. Former Creative Director for Western Canada at McCann Ericksson Vancouver.