May 05, 2009 // Franchising.com // Emeryville, Calif. – Cartridge World, the world's fastest growing ink and toner refilling retailer, has announced the appointment of internationally respected imaging executive Mark Pinner as the company's Chief Technical Officer.
Pinner brings to Cartridge World his nearly 20 years of experience in the imaging industry, including high-level positions with Fuji (UK) Limited, Alphastream International Ltd., and OCP GmbH, as well as launching his own consultancy firm that provided technical and practical advice to a variety of ink fillers worldwide.
In his new role at Cartridge World, Pinner will oversee the scientific and technical issues associated with being the world's leading company and franchisor in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry.
"The refilling and remanufacturing of ink and toner cartridges is where the industry is headed," said Pinner. "Consumers are making the change to refilling ink cartridges instead of always buying new for environmental reasons, as well as a way to save money on ink costs. I am proud to do my part in ensuring that Cartridge World continues to set new standards in terms of quality and service for ink and toner refilling."
Pinner's belief that ink refilling is on the rise is well-documented. As most retailers were feeling the strain of the recession in 2008, Cartridge World was the exception, posting a 13 percent increase in same-store sales in the United States over 2007. Cartridge World currently boasts more than 1,700 franchised retail locations in 61 countries.
"The hiring of Pinner is testimony to Cartridge World's continued growth and mission of bringing ink refilling to the masses," said President of Cartridge World Americas Steven Yeffa. "By hiring the greatest minds, including those specializing in the imaging industry, Cartridge World has become synonymous with quality ink refilling, and as a company that provides an easy solution for the average consumer or business owner to save money, while at the same time helping to save the environment."
Emeryville, CA – based Cartridge World is the world's fastest growing ink and toner refilling retailer and franchisor in the $80 billion printer cartridge industry. The company refills and remanufactures inkjet and toner printer cartridges, using state-of-the-art processes and high quality inks and toners. It offers consumers and businesses a more affordable option to buying new, provides a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee and helps the environment by keeping cartridges out of landfills. Voted #1 in the category of toner replacement services by Entrepreneur Magazine Franchisee 500, Cartridge World has more than 1,700 franchised retail locations in 61 countries.