EFI appoints Bill Muir chief executive officer

06 Oct '18
3 min read
Courtesy: EFI
Courtesy: EFI

Electronics For Imaging, (EFI), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, has appointed William (Bill) D Muir as its new chief executive officer. His appointment will be effective from October 15. Muir will succeed Guy Gecht, who informed the board that he intended to step down as CEO upon the appointment of his successor.

Gecht will remain a member of the board of directors and will be an advisor to the CEO. Muir will join EFI's third quarter earnings call, which is scheduled to take place after market close on October 29, 2018.   

"Muir is going to take EFI to the next level," said Gecht. "At Jabil his experience and track record included scaling multi-billion dollar businesses, driving execution and setting the firm's strategic direction. This background uniquely prepares him to be the next CEO of EFI. I look forward to watching him lead EFI and helping him in any way he chooses as the company continues to lead the digital transformation of industries globally where colourful images matter."

"In conducting a comprehensive search for the next CEO, the board had the opportunity to speak with many highly skilled, strong leaders. Bill was our first choice, as his experience in managing a global manufacturing organization, track record in execution and leadership style most closely matched the characteristics we sought to successfully lead EFI in its next stage of growth, building on the legacy that Gecht established over the last 20 years. I would like to once again convey the board's gratitude to Gecht for his outstanding leadership, overseeing the transformation of EFI and driving the Company's rapid growth to over $1 billion in annual revenues," Gill Cogan, chairman of EFI's board, said.

"I am honoured and humbled to join the EFI team. I have developed a deep admiration for the culture of courageous innovation, technical leadership and customer care, and I look forward to leading our exceptional team as we work tirelessly to delight our customers and create shareholder value," said Muir.

Muir has spent the past 25 years helping innovative, leading brands bring exceptional products to the marketplace, including launching Jabil's Blue Sky Innovation Center. Recently, Bill served as the chief operating officer. Before that, he served as CEO, Global Manufacturing Services, which at the time was a $14 billion division of the company, and as president of Jabil Asia, where under his leadership, the business tripled in less than four years. Muir holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and masters in business administration from the University of Florida. (RR)

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