Anders Gustafsson | Michael C. Smiley | Gerhard Cless | Michael Cho | Hugh K. Gagnier | Philip Gerskovich | Jim L. Kaput | Michael H. Terzich | Todd R. Naughton | Dean Dalesandro | Ashley Ford | Rod Rodericks | Jill Stelfox
Anders Gustafsson became chief executive officer and a
director of Zebra on September 4, 2007. Prior to joining Zebra
Technologies, Mr. Gustafsson served as CEO of Spirent Communications
plc, a publicly traded telecommunications company.
At Spirent, Mr. Gustafsson redirected that company's growth strategy, divested non-core operations, integrated historic acquisitions and streamlined the organization to realize significant cost savings. Prior to Spirent, he was senior executive vice president, global business operations, of Tellabs, Inc. While at Tellabs, Mr. Gustafsson also served as president, Tellabs International, as well as president, global sales, and vice president and general manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Earlier in his career, he held executive positions with Motorola and Network Equipment Technologies. Mr. Gustafsson has an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He was a Fulbright Scholar and received numerous fellowships and scholarships for academic excellence.
Michael C. Smiley joined Zebra in May 2008 as chief financial
officer from Tellabs, Inc., a global provider of telecommunications
networking products. At Tellabs, he led all accounting and finance
functions outside of the U.S. and most recently served as general
manager for the Tellabs Denmark A/S unit, which has sales in excess of
$100 million to customers around the world. During his six years at
Tellabs, Mr. Smiley held various financial and operations executive
positions including interim chief financial officer, vice president
international finance, and treasurer. Prior to Tellabs, Mr. Smiley was
located in Taipei, Taiwan, as vice president, finance, for the Asia
Pacific region of General Semiconductor, with the corporation's key
manufacturing and revenue-generating operations in the region. Earlier
in his career, he held positions of increasing responsibility at
General Instrument, GATX Corp. and Itel Corporation/Anixter Brothers.
He began his professional career as an auditor with Coopers &
Lybrand. Mr. Smiley holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from
Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of
Gerhard Cless is executive vice president, and has been in this
position since 1998. Mr. Cless is a co-founder of Zebra and has served
as a director since 1969. He served as secretary of Zebra from its
formation until 2005, and as executive vice president for engineering
and technology of Zebra from 1995 to 1998, after having served as
senior vice president of engineering since 1969. Mr. Cless served as
treasurer of Zebra until 1991. Since 1969, he has been active with
Zebra where he has directed the development of numerous label printers
and maintained worldwide technology/vendor relationships. Prior to
founding Zebra, Mr. Cless was a research and development engineer at
Teletype Corporation's printer division. Mr. Cless received an MSME
degree from Esslingen, Germany, and did graduate work at the Illinois
Institute of Technology. The Cless Technology Center, Zebra's 57,000
square foot product development and research facility, is named in
honor of Mr. Cless.
Michael Cho joined Zebra in March 2010 as vice president, strategy.
Previously, Mr. Cho led M&A and strategy as vice president,
business development for the healthcare division of Amcor, a global
packaging company, and as vice president, business development for
CommScope, a global leader in communications solutions. Earlier in his
career, Mr. Cho was a management consultant with McKinsey &
Company, Accenture, and PwC. Mr. Cho received a MBA from Harvard
Business School and a B.S. degree in finance from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Hugh K. Gagnier became senior vice president, engineering and
operations in July 2006, where he previously served as its senior vice
president, operations, since 2003. Mr. Gagnier joined Zebra as the
vice president and general manager for its Camarillo operations upon
the Company's merger with Eltron International, Inc. in 1998. At
Eltron, he was president from 1995 until its merger with Zebra, and
executive vice president and chief operating officer from 1994 until
he became president. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Gagnier was group
president of Wangtek and WangDAT, Inc., manufacturers of tape drives
for automated data back- up. Prior to his position as group president,
Mr. Gagnier served as president of Wangtek in 1991 and as vice
president of engineering from 1988 to 1991. Prior to his tenure at
Wangtek, Mr. Gagnier spent three and one-half years at Peripheral
Technology Corporation, a disk drive manufacturer, in various
engineering management positions. Mr. Gagnier received a B.S. degree
in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern
Philip Gerskovich joined Zebra as senior vice president, corporate development, in 2005. He became senior vice president, new growth platforms in Sept. 2011. Previously, Mr. Gerskovich was corporate vice president and general manager of new business, commercial printing division for Eastman Kodak Company from 2004 until he joined Zebra. From 1999 to 2003, he was corporate vice president and chief operating officer, digital and applied imaging, at Kodak. His previous positions included vice president of internet appliance business unit, Data General Corp. from 1995 to 1998, director, server product marketing, Dell Inc., from 1994 to 1995, and program director OEM and technology marketing, RS/6000 division, International Business Machines Corporation, from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Gerskovich received a B.S. degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois.
Jim Kaput is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate
secretary of Zebra and has been with the company since 2009. From 2008
to 2009, Mr. Kaput served as counsel to the chairman of the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to that, he was senior vice
president and general counsel at The ServiceMaster Company from 2000
to 2007. Mr. Kaput began his career in Sidley Austin LLP's corporate
and securities group. He served as a partner in the firm from 1994 to
2000. Mr. Kaput received his J.D. from Cornell University Law School
and a B.S. in finance from the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael H. Terzich became senior vice president, global sales and
marketing, in July 2006, previously serving as Zebra's senior vice
president, Office of the CEO, since 2003. Mr. Terzich is responsible
for the sales and marketing of Zebra's products worldwide. Since
joining Zebra in 1992, Mr. Terzich has held a variety of progressive
roles including vice president and general manager, Center of
Excellence, the vice president of sales for North America, Latin
America, and Asia Pacific, vice president of strategic project
management, director of integration project management, director of
printer products, and director of customer and technical services.
Prior to Zebra, he was the director of operations for a five-plant
industrial video production and duplication company. Mr. Terzich
earned his B.S. degree in marketing from the University of Illinois
and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.
Todd R. Naughton became vice president, finance in April 2007. Mr.
Naughton was corporate controller for Zebra from January 1999 when he
joined the Company until he became vice president and controller of
Zebra in April 2000, a position he held until April 2007. From 1998 to
1999, he was vice president, financial shared services for Moore North
America. Previously, Mr. Naughton was vice president and controller
for UARCO Incorporated from 1996 to 1998. His previous positions
included director of treasury, manager of financial planning and
assistant controller for Handy Andy Home Improvement Centers, Inc.
(1988 to 1996), assistant controller and manager of financial
reporting of Uptown Federal Savings, FSB (1986 to 1988) and staff
auditor, Ernst & Whinney (1984 to 1986). Mr. Naughton received a
B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a
Certified Public Accountant.
Dean Dalesandro joined Zebra as the vice president and general
manager of North America, SPG in April 2013. Most recently, Mr.
Dalesandro served as the vice president of North America sales and
global accounts at Videojet Technologies Inc. (Danaher), a global
leader in industrial coding solutions for products and packaging. He
previously served as the vice president of sales and marketing at
UFI/Interlake, a manufacturer of material handling systems and as
senior director national accounts for Cummins Allison, a currency
processing solutions provider, Additionally, Mr. Dalesandro held sales
positions of increasing responsibility at Domino Amjet, a worldwide
leader in the manufacture and distribution of industrial printing
equipment, controllers and consumables. Mr. Dalesandro is a graduate
of the University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree in
Ashley Ford was appointed Zebra's vice president and managing director in 2012. Mr. Ford joined Zebra in 2005 as vice president of sales for EMEA, and relocated to America in 2010 to become the vice president and managing director of North America. Prior to Zebra, Mr. Ford senior sales and channel management position with the IT, printing and communications industries within major organizations such as Samsung Electronics, Xerox Europe and AST Computer Europe. He has an educational background in mechanical engineering, specifically in the field of thermodynamics and metallurgy.
Rod Rodericks was appointed Zebra's vice president and managing
director of Zebra's APAC region in August, 2012. Previously, Rod led
the successful growth and development of Zebra's EMEA Region. Mr.
Rodericks came to Zebra from AST Research, where he held senior
management and business development positions. Prior to that, he was
the vice president and general manager of European operations for
Xerox's office business division. Mr. Rodericks holds a BSc in
economics and politics from the University of Southampton.
Jill Stelfox joined Zebra as vice president and general manager of Location Solutions in November 2012. She has vast experience and a particularly strong background in business and financial management. Most recently, she was chief financial officer and head of corporate development for Binary Group. Previously, Ms. Stelfox served as president of Accession Point Consulting; chief financial officer, director of European Wireless; managing partner of Noblestar Systems; and chief financial officer for Netafim Irrigation. Ms. Stelfox began her career serving six years as a tax accountant and audit manager for Deloitte. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University at Chico and is a California CPA.