Former Xerox head Jeff Jacobson has been appointed the new EFI chief executive officer, effective immediately. Jacobson will retain his position as executive chairman and succeeds Bill Muir, who is stepping down for personal reasons.
Apart from serving as the chief executive officer of Xerox, Jacobson also served as both president of Xerox’s technology business as well as its global graphic communications operations. Prior to joining Xerox in 2012, Jacobson was the chairman, president and chief executive officer 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. 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 colorful images matter,” Jacobson said.
Before his time at Xerox and Presstek, Jacobson served as chief operating officer 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 chief executive officer 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 Muir.