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Spearheading expansion effortsGulve takes charge as MD of EFI IndiaEFI has promoted Samir Gulve to vice president and managing director of EFI India. Gulve, who assumed his new position in February, is directing EFI’s business expansion efforts in India as the company intensifies its focus on substantially growing its local business capabilities. EFI will be hiring more staff in the country and adding 30% more space to accommodate growing opportunities in India’s packaging, decoration, graphic arts and industrial inkjet printing markets.EFI has promoted Samir Gulve to vice president and managing director of EFI IndiaGulve joined EFI in 2013 as vice president of engineering for the EFI India Development Centre in Bengaluru. In that role, he was responsible for many of the engineering activities used to advance EFI’s MIS/ERP, web-to-print and Fiery digital print workflow products. Under Gulve’s leadership, the India Development Centre completed award-winning software product upgrades that solve some of the toughest workflow issues EFI customers face.

“Gulve has had a very positive influence on EFI’s culture, productivity and innovation, and his well-rounded background in sales, engineering, R&D and operations make him an ideal choice to be the managing director of EFI India,” said Stephen Green, vice president of sales, Asia-Pacific Region, EFI. “We are glad to have such a capable leader ascend to his new role at one of EFI’s most important global facilities.”

“India is a dynamic market for print with many new opportunities for our customers to grow their profitability,” said Gulve. “I am honoured to be able to put my experience to work in a role that will help our valued print and packaging clients in India achieve more success in a rapidly changing industry.”

In his new role, Gulve has assumed responsibility for one of EFI’s fastest growing geographic markets. As managing director of EFI India, Gulve leads a comprehensive sales, marketing, services and product development organization serving the country’s printing, packaging and industrial manufacturing companies. EFI’s products, including the leading-edge workflow and digital print software systems developed in India, are key technologies in the transition from analogue to digital printing.