TORONTO, ON, August 18, 2010 — Xerox Canada’s scientific brain power has earned the company two spots on PrintAction magazine’s “PA35” list – a compilation of the top 35 individuals under 35 years of age shaping the future of the Canadian printing industry. Michelle Chrétien and Santiago Faucher each joined the company only three years ago, and hold prominent positions at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada.
The list is structured on a nominations-based process, and open to all facets of the industry. This year’s nominees come from print sales, technology supply, company management and ownership, equipment operation and research and development.
“I am very proud that two of our younger researchers were named emerging leaders in the Canadian printing industry,” said Dr. Hadi Mahabadi, vice president and centre director, Xerox Research Centre of Canada. “This is testimony to Xerox’s ability to attract and hire the best talent from Canada and around the world. Our dedication to providing first-in-class training programs ensures our employees continue to develop into strong leaders within our company and the industry.”
Michelle Chrétien is a project leader at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada. After studying chemistry at universities in Nova Scotia, England, Spain and Ottawa, she received her Ph.D. in 2005. Michelle was awarded the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists for work on the photo-chemical and photo-physical properties of host-guest materials. She joined XRCC in 2007, and currently leads a key production-inkjet project for Xerox. Chrétien has already filed over 30 project-related patents.
Santiago Faucher is manager of Marking Materials Process Engineering at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University, and joined XRCC in 2007 to research and develop Xerox’s Emulsion Aggregation (EA) Toner. He pioneered an environmentally progressive process for polymer dispersion in EA toner, which allows Xerox to quickly implement his innovations in larger-scale manufacturing. Faucher has been awarded one United States patent and has filed over 15 patent applications.
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