New CEO at Agfa, CTO at EFI and CFO at Xaar

Agfa has named Pascal Juery, 54, as its new CEO, starting 1 February 2020. He has over 30 years experience in the chemical and advanced material industries, and has been a member of the Executive Committee of Rhodia and then Solvay in the past ten years.

Pascal Juery has been appointed CEO of Agfa.

He is expected to be elected as a board director, and to then be appointed managing director, at the annual shareholders meeting 12 May 2020. He succeeds Christian Reinaudo, who will continue as a member of the Board of Directors.

Klaus Röhrig, Chairman of the Board of Director of Agfa-Gevaert, credited him with having stabilised the company since joining in May 2010, adding: “We are happy to welcome Pascal Juery as the new CEO at a decisive moment in the Group’s transformation process. His previous experience in the executive management of an international company in the middle of a transformation journey will enable him to lead Agfa-Gevaert in its fast-changing markets.”

Elsewhere, Doug Edwards, who left his role as CEO of Xaar at the end of last year, has this week started a new job as Chief Technology Officer for EFI. Earlier in his career he was vice president of R&D for Kodak Polychrome Graphics, joining Kodak when it took over KPG, and rising to become President of its Digital Printing and Enterprise Business. As such, he’s worked with EFI’s CEO Jeff Jacobson at both Kodak and KPG, who commented: “I cannot think of a better person in our industry to lead EFI’s strategic and technology developments.”

Meanwhile, Ian Tichias is to join Xaar as Chief Finance Officer and Director of the Board from 1 March 2020. He is currently Group Finance Director and Deputy CFO at Ibstock plc, where he is responsible for the Group’s Forticrete aesthetic clay business. Previously he worked as Senior Director, Finance & Global Pricing Lead – Europe, Africa and Middle East for Zoetis and before that, Head of Finance for Pfizer Diversified Businesses (PDB) UK. John Mills, Xaar’s CEO, commented: “His extensive financial experience, alongside a fresh new perspective will add significant value to the business.”

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