Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has appointed former Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson, a 30-year veteran of the digital imaging and industrial technology sector, as its new chief executive, succeeding Bill Muir, who is stepping down for personal reasons.
|Jeff Jacobson, CEO EFI|
Prior to joining EFI, Jacobson served as chief executive officer of Xerox, president of Xerox's Technology Business and president of Xerox's Global Graphic Communications Operations. Prior to joining Xerox in 2012, Jacobson was the chairman, president and CEO of Presstek, a leading manufacturer of digital offset printing solutions.
“I am thrilled to be expanding my role on EFI’s leadership team to identify unique opportunities for innovation across the company,” said Jacobson said in a statement. “EFI’s portfolio of best-in-class solutions presents an exciting opportunity to drive further growth in high-quality inkjet and integrated, digital workflows. Together with my experienced and talented colleagues on the EFI team, we will provide the leadership needed to help EFI accelerate the transformation of industries where colourful images matter. I also want to join the EFI team in thanking Bill for his contributions to the company’s success and wishing him the best in his future endeavours. Bill played a pivotal role in successfully positioning EFI for the next chapter of our evolution, always doing so with integrity and the best interests of customers and employees.”
|Bill Muir, former CEO EFI|
As CEO of Xerox, Jacobson oversaw Xerox’s largest product launch in its more than 100-year-history and led the company through a strategic transformation. Before his time at Xerox and Presstek, he was CEO of Eastman Kodak's Graphic Communications Group, where he was responsible for managing operations in Eastman Kodak's Global Graphics operations, which included manufacturing locations throughout North America, Europe, Japan, China, Israel and South Africa. Jacobson also served for five years as CEO of Kodak Polychrome Graphics, a joint venture between Sun Chemical and Eastman Kodak.
“It has been a privilege to lead EFI through an important chapter in the company’s history, and I look forward to seeing EFI thrive as it continues to collaborate with customers and partners worldwide,” said Bill Muir. “I have admired Jeff as an expert in the digital imaging space, and I am confident that with his vision and under his leadership, EFI will be able to successfully write the next chapter of innovation and market leadership across the Company’s portfolio of solutions.”