EFI Hires New Chief Technology Officer

Doug Edwards had previously been CEO of Xaar.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI; Fremont, CA) has announced Dr. Douglas Edwards as its chief technology officer (CTO). Edwards replaces Ghilad Dziesietnik, who recently retired after nearly 25 years with EFI. Immediately prior to this appointment, Edwards was CEO of Cambridge, England-based Xaar, and Chairman of Xaar 3D Ltd., the company’s 3D printing joint venture with Stratasys Ltd.

Doug Edwards, the new chief technology officer for EFI
Doug Edwards, the new chief technology officer for EFI

Before joining Xaar in 2015, Edwards was president of Kodak's digital printing and enterprise business with responsibility for flexo packaging, functional printing, electrophotographic solutions, commercial and consumer inkjet solutions. Prior to this, Edwards ran Kodak's largest graphics business, Prepress Solutions. 

Edwards, who is based in EFI’s Manchester, NH facility, has a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and a Ph.D. in conducting organic materials – both from London University. “EFI, with its printhead-agnostic approach, is leveraging technology from many different vendors" Edwards said. "And I look forward to bringing my inkjet experience to help drive value from this strategy and further enhance EFI’s ‘best of breed’ approach."

For more information visit, efi.com.

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