Dr. Mickael Mheidle is widely considered one of the preeminent developers of digital ink technologies for both textile and non-textile applications.
Dr. Mheidle joined Sawgrass Technologies in November 2006 as CEO of Sawgrass Europe. Prior to joining Sawgrass, he served as the global head of new business applications for Ciba Specialty Chemicals where he focused on developing new solutions for inkjet printing of textiles and digital photography output. While at Ciba, Dr. Mheidle coordinated with partners Reggiani and Scitex Vision/Hewlett Packard on the development and marketing of the DReAM, the first industrial digital printing system.
Dr. Mheidle received his PhD in Engineering Science from the University of Haute Alsace, France and did the PhD works in industrial site at the research centre of one of the worldwide leading chemicals company Ciba-Geigy in Basel, Switzerland.
Dr. Mheidle began his career as a research and development manager for a French research center and the international technical sales manager for a petrochemical company. Additionally, he was involved in management and development of operational business in Europe, the United States and Asia.