ROCHESTER, NY—Miraclon announced the appointments of Dr. Reid Chesterfield as chief technology and innovation officer and Dr. Zaki Ali as chief technology advisor to the CEO, which the company says affirms its commitment to innovation and expanding the executive leadership of the technology and innovation organization.
Dr. Chesterfeld brings a wealth of industry, leadership and commercialization experience to Miraclon, having most recently been global director of thermal interface materials at Henkel since October 2016. Prior to joining Henkel, he worked at DuPont for 13 years in a variety of technical and management roles.
Dr. Ali, fondly known as the “godfather” of the FLEXCEL NX technology, which won a 2020 FTA Technical Innovation Award, has led the technology invention and product development from the very beginning of the flexographic journey at Kodak that enabled the business growth and subsequent creation of Miraclon. He holds several patents for this unique technology.
Chris Payne, Miraclon CEO, commented: “The expansion of our technology and innovation leadership team is an important step for Miraclon. Reid brings the right knowledge and experience to the team as we continue building on our rich heritage of development and innovation. Together with Zaki’s expertise, I am confident that together they will help Miraclon continue to lead the transformation of flexo and drive our customers’ businesses to greater success.”