EFI appoints ex-Xerox head Jeff Jacobson as CEO

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EFI’s new CEO Jeff Jacobson
EFI’s new CEO Jeff Jacobson

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.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

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