Ghilad Dziesietnik was appointed EFI’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in 2005, having contributed to EFI’s success in a number of roles since joining the company in 1995. Ghilad has long served as the architect of EFI’s technology strategy, and his visionary leadership has enabled EFI to expand beyond its Fiery heritage to become an innovator across printing technologies, from digital color print servers to print business automation software to inkjet.

Ghilad has more than thirty years of invaluable experience in the technology sector. Prior to his role as CTO, he was EFI Senior Vice President and General Manager of EFI’s VUTEk business and Senior Vice President/General Manager of EFI’s APPS (Advanced Professional Print Software) business. He has also been EFI’s Vice President, Professional Print Workflow and Technology and was the company’s Vice President, Core Technologies, prior to which he was EFI’s Senior Director of Core Technology and Director of PDL and Imaging Technology.

For his major contributions to the graphic arts industry’s technical and scientific development, particularly for his many patents and technological advances in the digital printing and variable data-printing arena, Ghilad was awarded the prestigious 2005 Robert F. Reed Technology Medal by the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF).

In 2000, Ghilad was elected chairman of PODi, a non-profit strategic initiative focused on evangelizing digital printing technology and services and leading the evolution of digital printing infrastructure by promoting interoperability through standards.

Coming to EFI, Ghilad leveraged his prior experience as Senior Director of Software Engineering at QMS, Senior Research Engineer at Xerox/Impact, Software Manager for Paradigm Geophysics, and Senior Software Engineer at Scitex Corporation.

Ghilad has an E.E. and M.S.C. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tel-Aviv, Israel.