EFI appoints Jacobson as CEO

Jeff Jacobson.

Electronics For Imaging (EFI, Fremont, California) has appointed Jeff Jacobson, a 30-year veteran of the digital imaging and industrial technology sector, as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Jacobson will retain his position as Executive Chairman and succeeds Bill Muir, who’s stepping down for personal reasons. Prior to joining EFI, Jacobson served as Chief Executive Officer of Xerox. He also served as both President of Xerox’s Technology Business and President of Xerox’s Global Graphic Communications Operations. Before joining Xerox in 2012, he was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Presstek, a leading manufacturer of digital offset printing solutions.

“I’m thrilled to be expanding my role on EFI’s leadership team to identify unique opportunities for innovation across the company,” Jacobson said. “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’ll 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.”

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 Eastman Kodak’s Global Graphics operations that  included manufacturing locations throughout North America, Europe, Japan, China, Israel and South Africa. He also served for five years as Chief Executive Officer of Kodak Polychrome Graphics, a highly successful joint venture between Sun Chemical and Eastman Kodak.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.