Xerox Corporation has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Jacobson as president, Xerox Global Graphic Communications.
Jacobson, 52, joins Xerox from Presstek where he served as the company's president and chief executive officer since 2007, adding the title of chairman in 2009. Presstek is a supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries.
Jacobson assumes a new role at Xerox that focuses on worldwide strategy, operations, product development, marketing, sales and support of Xerox's production systems portfolio and related software and workflow offerings.
"Jeffrey brings to Xerox deep customer and industry knowledge and relationships, extensive business acumen and insightful strategies to ensure Xerox remains a respected leader in helping graphic communications clients profit and grow their businesses with our digital printing solutions," said Armando Zagalo de Lima, president, Xerox Technology.
In leading Xerox's dedicated global graphic communications business, Jacobson is charged with broadening and deepening the company's hardware and software portfolio, workflow solutions, marketing support, and diverse and flexible offerings that comprehend the challenges of today's market dynamics.
Prior to his role as CEO of Presstek, Jacobson was chief operating officer of Eastman Kodak Company's $3.6 billion Graphic Communications Group. He also served for five years as CEO of Kodak Polychrome Graphics, a $1.7 billion joint venture between Sun Chemical and Eastman Kodak.
An active leader in the graphic communications industry, Jacobson serves on the advisory board of New York University's Graphic Communications Management and Technology Program. He has held senior leadership positions with numerous industry associations including the Electronic Document Systems Foundation and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation.
Jacobson is a graduate of the State University of New York Buffalo and holds a master's degree in industrial relations from the Cornell School of Industrial Relations. He also holds a juris doctor degree from Pace University School of Law and is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey.
Jacobson's appointment is effective Feb. 20.