Former Xaar CEO Doug Edwards joins EFI as CTO

Doug Edward, CTO, EFI

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. named veteran print technology executive Dr. Douglas Edwards as its Chief Technology Officer. Edwards replaces longtime technology leader Ghilad Dziesietnik, who recently retired after nearly 25 years with EFI – the last 14 as CTO. Edwards was CEO of Cambridge, England-based Xaar plc, a leading developer of inkjet print head technologies for industrial printing, and Chairman of Xaar 3D Ltd. – the company’s 3D printing joint venture with Stratasys Ltd. Before joining Xaar in 2015, he was President of Kodak’s Digital Printing and Enterprise Business with responsibility for flexo packaging, functional printing, electrophotographic solutions, commercial and consumer inkjet solutions with combined revenues of around $800 million. Prior to this, Edwards ran Kodak’s largest graphics business, Prepress Solutions, with revenues of $1.5 billion.