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EFI Appoints Patrick Morrissey as Vice President of Americas Sales

Wednesday, November 4, 2015  
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Electronics For Imaging Inc. (EFI) has announced the appointment of graphic arts sales executive Patrick Morrissey to the position of vice president of Americas sales. Morrissey will be responsible for growing regional direct sales and enhancing channel partnerships across the company's productivity software, industrial inkjet and Fiery digital print production businesses. He will report directly to Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing.

"Patrick is a dynamic sales professional who is well respected by customers and has a strong track record of success in print software and workflow revenue growth with Creo and in inkjet revenue growth with EFI," Mallozzi said. "His outstanding performance in his 30-plus-year career emphasizes the type of leadership we need to spark cross-selling initiatives that bring even greater value to customers across our portfolio."

Morrissey's promotion is the next step in a career where he has successfully developed new markets for innovative digital printing products. He joined EFI in 2007 and most recently served as senior director of worldwide inkjet sales. Morrissey is also one of EFI's top performers in direct sales, having received EFI's Elite Award every year since 2010 for exceeding his annual revenue goal.

Prior to joining EFI, he was vice president of sales, North America, at Creo, where he drove revenue growth and market share in a highly competitive prepress and print workflow technology segment.

"I am excited about continuing to help customers become more productive and competitive through this new role, and for the opportunity to accelerate EFI's sales execution across our highly innovative productivity software, industrial inkjet and Fiery digital production technology product lines," Morrissey said.

In other news, EFI has announced the acquisition of Shuttleworth Business Systems Ltd., a privately held print software provider headquartered in Kettering, United Kingdom.

While financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, it is not expected to be material to EFI's Q4 or full-year 2015 results.

"We are excited to welcome Shuttleworth customers and employees into the EFI family," said Gabriel Matsliach, senior vice president and general manager, EFI Productivity Software. "We intend to continue to meet and exceed the needs of Shuttleworth's existing client base with the same enthusiasm that Shuttleworth has for the many years they've been in business, while offering those customers access to the full portfolio of EFI products and enabling them to implement complete, end-to-end business and production workflows that drive efficiency and profitability."

"We are very excited to join the EFI family and are confident in the additional value they can bring to our customers," said Andy King, joint managing director, Shuttleworth. "EFI has the technology, skill and reach that will enable Shuttleworth customers continued growth and success for years to come."

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