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Global Graphics Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

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Cambridge, UK; November 12, 2002: Global Graphics Software, a subsidiary of Global Graphics S A, leading worldwide supplier of printing, electronic document and workflow software, has appointed Dr. Adrian Ford as its chief technology officer. Ford, who has been promoted from the role of director of technology & solutions, is based alongside the Global Graphics research, development and quality assurance teams in the Cambridge (UK) office. He will oversee the specification, design and implementation of technology across all Global Graphics software solutions. These include the Harlequin and Jaws RIPs, and an expanding portfolio of workflow, color and PDF technologies. Responsible for the company’s technology plan he will work closely with the R&D department and Global’s senior technical consultant, Martin Bailey, to guide the future direction of engineering technology within the business. Prior to joining Global Graphics, Ford worked on systems integration and graphic arts solutions for Fuji Photo Film. He has also worked as a research fellow focusing on various aspects of imaging science, including visual modeling, color reproduction and aspects of image capture, compression and reproduction. He holds a PhD in Imaging Science and a BSc in Photographic Science. Ford commented, "It’s a very exciting challenge and one I’m very much looking forward to. At Global we’ve built our business on supplying our partners with core technology that enables them to deliver successful products and solutions in their markets. That business is dependent on strong relationships and I’m particularly looking forward to working with our partners and others to shape our future technology strategy." "We have already significantly broadened our core technology capability in the past two years to further enhance the solutions we provide and give additional value to our partners. The Global Graphics team makes that innovation possible and it’s great to be part of it."