Ed Tonkon

Ed Tonkon, Vice President, Enterprise Retail Sales

Vice President, Enterprise Retail Sales

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Ed Tonkon is President of Zebra Retail Solutions, which is part of Zebra Technologies. Ed has more than 25 years of senior executive leadership experience in the publicly traded and private equity corporate environments of retail and business-to-business outsourcing, with a substantial logistics component.  Ed was formerly CEO of Hart Systems, LLC which was acquired in December 2013 by Zebra. Previously, Ed was CEO of Noble Logistics a leading national provider of time-critical logistics services to the wholesale automotive parts industry.

From 1999 to 2005, Ed was CEO and member of the Board of Directors of WIS International, the world’s second largest physical inventory management and merchandising services business with more than 14,000 employees. 

Prior to WIS, Ed’s background includes serving as President and General Manager of Huffy Service First, a former subsidiary of Huffy Corporation, and the only nationwide provider of product assembly services to retail.  He also held various management posts with Southland Corporation and Chief Auto Parts in Dallas, including Controller positions for the Chief Auto Parts stores division and distribution center.

Tonkon has been a featured speaker for annual conferences of The National Retail Federation, Auto Team America, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the American Logistics Association, The Lean Enterprise Institute and The Association for Manufacturing Excellence in the subjects of inventory management, lean practices and transportation logistics.

Tonkon earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. Ed serves on the University of Texas System's Chancellor's Council Executive Committee, the McCombs School of Business Masters of Science in Business Analytics Advisory Board, the Hicks, Muse, Tate and Furst Center for Private Equity Finance Advisory Board and served on The University of Texas McCombs School of Business BBA/MPA Alumni Advisory Board where he was Chairman from 2012-2104.  Ed also serves on the RILA Asset Protection Leaders Council and their Horizons Committee.

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