Executive Appointments Strengthen EFI Leadership Team
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Press release from the issuing company
FOSTER CITY, California -- EFI™, a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that it has made two significant additions to its leadership team. This includes the appointment of Steve Green as vice president of sales in the Asia Pacific region, and Sam Gulve as vice president of engineering for the EFI India Development Center.
“As we continue to grow the company while deepening our relationship with customers around the globe, we also want to ensure that we have the strongest possible leadership team in place at EFI,” said Guy Gecht, CEO. “Steve and Sam are bringing great experience to our company that will help accelerate our innovation and better serve our customers.”
Steve Green brings 25 years of sales and marketing expertise to his role at EFI. Prior to joining EFI, he was APAC regional managing director and vice president at Kodak with P&L responsibility for an over-$1 billion technology business in the Asia Pacific region. Green has also held senior positions in sales, marketing, service and general management with Kodak, Creo, Océ and Ricoh. He is deeply ingrained in the printing and publishing industries and in the intricacies of selling and marketing in the Asia Pacific region. Green has a graduate management diploma from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales Australia, and holds an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia.
EFI also welcomes Samir (Sam) Gulve as vice president of engineering for the EFI India Development Center. In that role, he will be responsible for driving all aspects of local engineering discipline as well as operational management of the EFI India Development Center. During his more than 27 years of diverse global technology experience, Gulve has held various senior management positions at world-renowned companies such as AT&T Bell Labs, Avaya, Netscape, Amdocs and Spice Mobility. He has also managed highly successful startups including Kiva Software, Calico Commerce and Visual Insights, and was co-founder and CEO of the start-up Shakti. During his career, Sam has held key leadership roles in diverse functional areas including Executive Management, R&D, Engineering, Sales, Strategy and Operations. He spent more than two decades in North America in roles with global responsibilities, and for the last 8-plus years, has operated out of India. Gulve holds a B. Tech. in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and an M.S in computer science from Virginia Tech.
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