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  • 01 Jul 2020

Scott Schinlever returns to EFI

Industry leader Scott Schinlever returns to EFI as inkjet chief operating officer

Industry digital inkjet leader Scott Schinlever has re-joined Electronics For Imaging (EFI) in a new role as chief operating officer for the global inkjet business.

Schinlever has been charged with further expanding EFI’s industrial inkjet portfolio, while facilitating the analog-to-digital transformation throughout the industry for current and future customers. He will be responsible for all equipment, ink, and service throughout the vast EFI portfolio in display graphics, textiles, packaging and building materials.

Schinlever, who most recently was president and COO of Automation Solutions for Tolland, Connecticut-based Gerber Technology, had a long career managing the marketing, growth and development of EFI VUTEk printers and other EFI inkjet technologies. He joined the digital print industry in the late 1990s, working with the Xerox Office Systems Group. In 2001, he took on a marketing position at a printer manufacturer VUTEk, a company EFI acquired in 2005. Schinlever continued to rise through the ranks at EFI following that acquisition, becoming senior vice president and general manager for EFI Inkjet Solutions – the company’s largest business unit – before joining Gerber Technology in 2018.

‘We are thrilled to have Scott back in the EFI family,’ said Jeff Jacobson, chairman and CEO of EFI.  ‘Our industry is at a critical inflection point. I joined EFI one year ago because I clearly understood that EFI is the best positioned company in the industry to drive the analog-to-digital transformation in the industrial inkjet space. Under Scott’s leadership of the Inkjet Business, I am convinced that EFI will attain that leadership position across the diverse segments of display graphics, packaging, textiles and building materials.

‘Scott has an innate understanding of and expertise in the portfolio and solution set that will enable our customers to excel as the industry quickly migrates to industrial inkjet. We are confident he will lead our global industrial inkjet operations to the next level in his new Inkjet COO role.’

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