GretagMacbeth today announced that Dr Robert McMahan has been named to the newly-created position of vice president R&D. Dr McMahan joins GretagMacbeth through its recent acquisition of McMahan Research Laboratories. At the same time, GretagMacbeth announced plans to open a state of the art Research & Advanced Products Development Centre in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) of North Carolina, under the direction of Dr McMahan.