Fremont, CA—Electronics for Imaging, Inc., announced that its board of directors named William (Bill) D. Muir as its new chief executive officer. EFI is a developer of customer-focused digital printing innovation.
Muir was most recently the chief operating officer of Jabil, a product solutions company. His appointment was effective October 15, 2018, when he also joined the board of directors.
Muir succeeds Guy Gecht, who informed the board in July that he intended to step down as CEO upon the appointment of his successor. Moreover, Gecht will remain a member of the board of directors and will be an advisor to the CEO.
“Bill is going to take EFI to the next level,” said Gecht. “At Jabil his experience and track record included scaling multibillion 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 colorful images matter.”
Gill Cogan, chairman of EFI’s board, added” “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 as well as leadership style most closely matched the characteristics we sought to successfully lead EFI in its next stage of growth.
“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 $1 billion in annual revenues.”
Muir spent the past 25 years helping leading brands bring products to the marketplace. This included launching Jabil’s Blue Sky Innovation Center. In addition, he has a deep background in complex engineering and manufacturing honed over progressive leadership roles at Jabil. Most recently, he was COO.
Prior to that, Muir served as CEO of Global Manufacturing Services, which at the time was a $14 billion division of Jabil. In addition, as president of Jabil Asia, his leadership tripled the business in less than four years.
EFI is a global technology company based in Silicon Valley. It focuses on leading the worldwide transformation from analog to digital imaging. Moreover, it offers a wide range of printers, inks and digital front ends. The company also provides business and production workflow suite that streamlines the production process.