Gecht endorses Muir to lead EFI

Gecht endorses Muir to lead EFI
Background in scaling multi-billion dollar business gives Muir experience to drive EFI forward

The EFI board of directors has named Bill Muir its chief executive officer, succeeding Guy Gecht, who will remain at the company on its board and as an advisor.
 
Muir most recently worked as chief operating officer of Jabil, a product solutions company. Guy Gecht says, “Bill is going to take EFI to the next level. At Jabil his experience and track record included scaling multi-billion dollar businesses, driving execution and setting the firm’s strategic direction.”
 
"This background prepares him to be the next chief executive 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.”
 
Gill Cogan, chairman of EFI’s board, says, “In conducting a comprehensive search for the next chief executive, 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 organisation, 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 Guy established over the last 20 years.
 
"I would like to once again convey the board’s gratitude to Guy for his outstanding leadership, overseeing the transformation of EFI and driving the company’s rapid growth to over US$1bn ($1.55bn) in annual revenues.”
 
Bill Muir says, “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.”
 
EFI says Muir has spent the past 25 years helping innovative, leading brands bring exceptional products to the marketplace, including launching Jabil’s Blue Sky Innovation Centre. He has a deep background in complex engineering and manufacturing honed over progressive leadership roles at Jabil, a US$22bn product solutions company with more than 100 facilities and 170,000 employees across the globe.
 
He also worked a chief executive of Global Manufacturing Services, at the time a US$14bn division of Jabil, 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 a Master in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

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