EFI has named William (Bill) D. Muir as its new CEO
Muir succeeds Guy Gecht, who informed the EFI board of his intention to step down from the role at the end of July. Gecht will remain a member of the company’s board of directors and will be an advisor to the new CEO.
Muir was most recently chief operating officer of Jabil. His appointment is effective October 15, 2018. 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. He has a deep background in complex engineering and manufacturing honed over progressive leadership roles at Jabil, a US$22 billion company with more than 100 facilities and 170,000 employees across the globe.
His previous experience included serving as CEO of Jabil’s global manufacturing services division, which at the time was a US$14 billion division of the company. As president, Jabil Asia, he led the business to more than tripled in less than four years.
‘Bill is going to take EFI to the next level,’ commented 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 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 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$1 billion in annual revenues.’
Muir said: ‘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.’