USA • Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) announced that its board of directors has named William (Bill) D. Muir as its new chief executive officer. Muir was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Jabil, a product solutions company. His appointment is effective 15 October 2018, when he will also join the Board of Directors.
Muir succeeds Guy Gecht, who informed the Board he intended to step down as CEO upon the appointment of his successor, as the Company announced on July 30, 2018. Gecht will remain a member of the Board of Directors and will be an advisor to the CEO.
According to the company, Muir has spent the past 25 years helping 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 USD 22 billion product solutions company with more than 100 facilities and 170,000 employees across the globe. Most recently, Bill served as chief operating officer.
Before that, he served as CEO, Global Manufacturing Services, which at the time was a USD14 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 both a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
Muir will join EFI’s third quarter earnings call, which is scheduled to take place after market close on 29 October 2018.