Fremont, California-based large-format printer manufacturer EFI announces the establishment of a new Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) award created in honor of its outgoing chief executive and industry leader, Guy Gecht.
EFI’s leadership team approved the creation of the PGSF Guy Gecht scholarship to commemorate Gecht’s outstanding legacy of leadership and innovation as EFI’s CEO.
After serving nearly 19 years as the company's leader, Gecht is stepping down as CEO.
William (Bill) Muir, formerly with Jibal, has been named as his replacement.
The new scholarship will present up to $2,000 annually to a student studying in a graphics communications program at a technical school, college or university within the United States. PGSF, which works with donors and sponsors to help build the future workforce of the industry, will manage application judging, with the first scholarship award scheduled to be presented for the 2019-20 school year. Students interested in applying for the scholarship online can do so at http://www.pgsf.org/. The deadline for applications is March 1.
Supply chain partners, companies and individuals can contribute to the endowment by making direct contributions to PGSF in Gecht’s name by visiting www.pgsf.org as well.
“Guy is the rare visionary who has the ability to drive innovation, change direction when needed, and find new ways to create business success,” says EFI chief financial officer Marc Olin. “In his time with EFI, he also showed extraordinary skill in inspiring and empowering those working for him to succeed and lead. Establishing this scholarship in Guy’s name is a fitting tribute to him and will encourage and support promising students destined to be future leaders and innovators in print.”