Jacobson, who will retain his position as executive chairman, who succeeds Bill Muir, who is stepping down for personal reasons.
Before joining EFI, Jacobson served as CEO of Xerox.
He also served as both president of Xerox's Technology Business and president of Xerox's Global Graphic Communications Operations. Before joining Xerox in 2012, Jacobson was the chairman, president and CEO of Presstek. He's also served as chief operation officer of Eastman Kodak's Graphic Communications Group and CEO of Kodak Polychrome Graphics, a joint venture between Sun Chemical and Eastman Kodak.
“I am thrilled to be expanding my role on EFI’s leadership team to identify unique opportunities for innovation across the company," he said. "EFI’s portfolio of best-in-class solutions presents an exciting opportunity to drive further growth in high-quality inkjet and integrated, digital workflows. Together with my experienced and talented colleagues on the EFI team, we will provide the leadership needed to help EFI accelerate the transformation of industries where colorful images matter.
"I also want to join the EFI team in thanking Bill for his contributions to the company’s success and wishing him the best in his future endeavors. Bill played a pivotal role in successfully positioning EFI for the next chapter of our evolution, always doing so with integrity and the best interests of customers and employees.”
As CEO of Xerox, Jacobson oversaw Xerox’s largest product launch in its more than 100-year-history.
“It has been a privilege to lead EFI through an important chapter in the company’s history, and I look forward to seeing EFI thrive as it continues to collaborate with customers and partners worldwide,” Muir said. “I have admired Jeff as an expert in the digital imaging space, and I am confident that with his vision and under his leadership, EFI will be able to successfully write the next chapter of innovation and market leadership across the company’s portfolio of solutions.”
Jeff Jacobson/Courtesy EFI