The Industry Influencer Award, sponsored by Heidelberg USA since 2003, honors the contributions of an individual whose vision and energy have impacted the printing industry in a profound and indelible way.
“PINE is extremely pleased to be bestow our highest honor upon Guy Gecht,” says Tad Parker, president of PINE. “He has made a profound impact on the way printers operate through technological innovation and workflow engineering improvements. He is truly a worthy recipient of our most prestigious accolade.”
Gecht has guided EFI to becoming one of the industry’s most successful publicly traded companies. During his 15 years as CEO, he has transformed the company and its view of the market.
Gecht’s professional career started after he graduated with a B.S. in computer science and mathematics from Ben Gurion University in Israel. He served five years as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) working on complex, high-tech projects. Gecht then worked for Apple Israel, serving as CTO of a joint venture between the computer-maker’s Europe and Israel subsidiaries.
Gecht joined EFI in October 1995, and became VP and GM of EFI Fiery products in 1999. He became CEO in January 2000.