Who We Are


Europe’s largest multi-brand provider of managed print services, document and process technology and outsource services.

Our unique approach to Managed Print Services provides clients unrivalled uptime, super-efficient processes and innovative technology. Apogee’s combination of hardware and software tailored to suit your organisation, supported by our market-leading remote monitoring and onsite service, will optimise your performance.

The technology we provide onsite is perfectly complimented by our range of specialist Outsource Services that include digital print, scanning and graphic design to ensure we keep your organisation running around the clock.

Our Approach

Maximising the performance of your print and document process infrastructure throughout its lifetime with pro-active Managed Services and continuous improvement is our primary objective. Leveraging that infrastructure to drive your processes and optimise workflows is where our innovation could deliver additional savings and other benefits to your organisation.

Experience

With over twenty years’ experience, Apogee supports businesses of all shapes and sizes in every industry sector. This depth of experience has equipped us with vast amounts of specialist knowledge allowing us to design and tailor a solution specifically to suit the business landscape in which you operate.

Expertise

We have the proven expertise to deliver an optimised print strategy. Our market-leading, highly qualified, Professional Services experts who will take time to understand your business and the unique way your people, processes and technology currently work. We optimise your performance through our unique Managed Service solution, monitoring your devices on a real-time basis, resolving potential faults before they occur and dispatching engineers before you call to request one.


The Apogee Values

Passion

Clients choose us because of our commitment to service, our expertise in new technology, and the way our people care.

People

We value our people, encourage their personal and professional development, and recognise their contribution and performance.

Flexibility

Together we will meet any challenge with an open mind and an agile approach.

Knowledge

By understanding how our clients work, we can provide the right technology and services, tailored to their needs.

Integrity

There is no gap between what we say and what we do.

Courtesy & Respect

Show consideration and empathy to all, and treat others with the respect you would like to receive.

Inclusivity

Diversity is a strength. We welcome the participation, perspective and contribution of all our people.


Board of Directors

Aurelio Maruggi

Chief Executive Officer

Gary Downey

Director of Business Strategy

Mark Smyth

Chief Operating Officer

James Clark (ACMA, CGMA)

Group Finance Director & CFO

Simon Green

Group IT Director

Carl Day

Sales & Marketing Director

Paul Rylands

Director of Public Sector

Steve Shaw

Chief HR Officer

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Aurelio Maruggi

Chief Executive Officer

Aurelio is the Chief Executive Officer and has more than three decades of print industry experience. He is a seasoned leader driven by results, achieved through teamwork and empowerment.

Aurelio has been a senior HP Inc. executive for 18 years, most recently as the Global Head of Owned Channels and the General Manager of HP’s A3 Solutions Business. Earlier in his career at HP, Aurelio created from the inception the HP Graphics Page Wide Press business, taking it from initial idea to become a significant and profitable business for HP. Prior to HP, Aurelio led the Inkjet Printing Business for Olivetti before co-founding Yminds S.A. in Switzerland, an engineering firm specialising in advanced micromechanics and colour science.

Aurelio currently serves as a member of the International Board of Directors for Apogee Corporation Ltd.

 

Gary Downey

Director of Business Strategy

Gary is the Director of Business Strategy of Apogee Corporation Ltd, responsible for all wider business and marketing strategies and activities across the Apogee Group. Before joining Apogee he was the Marketing Director of the Balreed Group which grew and evolved into an industry-leading managed services provider until the acquisition by Apogee in August 2015.

Prior to Balreed, Gary was Marketing Director at global office solutions company IKON where he led the organisation’s Marketing activities in the UK and Europe from the launch of the company in 1996 until its global acquisition by Ricoh. Prior to this role Gary held Marketing positions in retail and property organisations. Gary holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Economics from Newcastle University and a post-graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

 

Mark Smyth

Chief Operating Officer

Mark Smyth has a career that spans over 3 decades in senior leadership within the technology and managed services sectors. Mark has a defined obsession for exceptional service and operational excellence, combined with leadership that motivates and empowers people to achieve their goals and outstanding results.

Previously the National Operations Director for Ricoh UK and Ireland where Mark spearheaded significant growth and organisational integration of several acquisitions. Prior to Ricoh UK, Mark was the National Operations Director and Customer Services Director for IKON Office Solutions, one of the world’s largest independent value-added resellers.

Mark is dedicated to giving back and is an avid supporter of charity – specifically Teens Unite that helps youngsters with life limiting illnesses and The Princess Trust, helping young people create a brighter future. Mark has taken part in numerous charity events, fund raising and volunteering for truly great causes and community programs.

 

James Clark (ACMA, CGMA)

Group Finance Director and CFO

James Clark is the Group Finance Director and CFO at Apogee Corporation. He is a commercially focused Finance Leader with International and Multi-Industry experience.

An accomplished, commercially astute and hands-on member of the Board of Directors, James brings significant expertise in developing and managing all financial aspects of company strategy to drive growth and enhance profitability.

 

Simon Green

Group IT Director

Dynamic and results oriented, Simon Green is MBA educated and takes a strategic approach to successful IS transformation, delivering ‘cost appropriate’ and ‘value creating’ ICT solutions.

Simon has helped transform businesses by building high-performance teams, managing people through change and making complex IT understandable and actionable.

 

Carl Day

Sales & Marketing Director

Carl has been in the technology and managed services industries for the majority of his professional life, and has extensive experience of leading direct and indirect sales teams in both B2B and B2C markets.

Carl is passionate about personal development, work-based learning and coaching, all of which are critical for Apogee as we invest in developing our skills and effectiveness in this area. He has a Master’s degree in leading sales transformation, and a track record of implementing and enhancing programmes that drive sales performance and ultimately growth in market share.

Prior to joining Apogee, Carl was Director of Client Development for Europe & Asia at ACA Europe, a leading provider of governance, risk, and compliance advisory services and technology solutions. Before then as a UK Board Director at Toshiba TEC, Carl was responsible for the indirect and direct sales channels for the UK and Ireland, and prior to joining Toshiba he held senior roles in marketing, IT development and sales management at Ricoh.

 

Paul Rylands

Director of Public Sector

After graduating from University, Paul entered the Managed Print Services industry and now has 22 years of experience. Before joining Apogee, Paul held the role of National Sales Director at Alto Digital. Prior to that he held numerous positions over a 15 year period at Danwood which included the development of the company’s public sector presence through the national frameworks.

Paul enjoys a hands-on approach to sales, managing and motivating teams to succeed though clear direction and inclusive management. Paul’s passion for the industry can be seen in his management style. Leading from the front whilst supporting and empowering a highly professional sales force.