Zebra Technologies Appoints Cristen Kogl as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Kogl’s tenure highlighted by strong leadership and company values

Lincolnshire, Ill. – Aug. 27, 2018 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced that Cristen Kogl, Zebra’s current Vice President and Assistant General Counsel will assume the role of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective September 1, 2018. She succeeds Jim Kaput who is retiring after successfully serving for nine years as Zebra’s General Counsel. Mr. Kaput will work with Ms. Kogl to facilitate a seamless transition.

As General Counsel, Ms. Kogl will lead Zebra’s legal department, providing guidance on a wide range of matters including Zebra’s corporate governance, go to market strategy, intellectual property, and regulatory and compliance matters impacting the company’s operations and industry.

“Cristen is a welcome addition to Zebra’s Executive Leadership Team,” said Anders Gustafsson, CEO, Zebra Technologies. “Cristen has provided superb legal support across Zebra during her tenure; and along with her record of accomplishment, she has served as a model of our corporate values. We are confident she will continue to play an important role in helping us drive our strategic priorities.”

Mr. Gustafsson continued, “We are grateful for Jim’s expertise and many contributions during his nine years as Zebra’s General Counsel. During his tenure, Zebra has grown from an $800 million specialty printing company into a multibillion dollar enterprise asset intelligence company. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Ms. Kogl joined Zebra in 2015 as Vice President, Corporate Counsel. She made a quick impact on the Legal department and the company through her exemplary performance, focusing on the post-acquisition integration of the Motorola Solutions Enterprise Business and expansion of the commercial group within the Zebra Legal Department. She was promoted to Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary in 2017.

“I am extremely excited about this opportunity as well as the future of Zebra as a market leader with a strong vision based on intelligent edge solutions,” said Ms. Kogl. “I look forward to working with the global Zebra team to help our customers be better, faster and smarter using technology that empowers their front-line performance.”

Prior to joining Zebra, Ms. Kogl served as Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at W.W. Grainger, Inc. and Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at The ServiceMaster Company, both of which were Fortune 500 companies during her tenure.  Ms. Kogl also served as General Counsel at National Express LLC and Spyglass, Inc.


  • Effective September 1, Kogl will become a member of Zebra’s Executive Leadership Team as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
  • She joined Zebra in 2015 as Vice President, Corporate Counsel and two years later, was elevated to Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary.
  • Kogl replaces Jim Kaput who is retiring after successfully serving as Zebra’s General Counsel for nine years.




Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line of business in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, we deliver industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data to help our customers make business-critical decisions. Our market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. Ranked on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for the last three years, Zebra helps our customers capture their edge. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for our news alerts. Follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

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