ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG), a leading mobile device accessories company, today announced the appointment of Jason J. Schwartz as COO effective immediately. Mr. Schwartz will report to Randy Hales, CEO of ZAGG.
As the COO of ZAGG, Jason Schwartz will be in charge of overseeing the operating disciplines of the company. (Photo: Business Wire)
“As a former COO in the Sanyo North America group, I understand the necessary procedures that need to be taken in order for a company to thrive, “said Mr. Schwartz. “I look forward to helping ZAGG prosper in both our growth phase and through daily company operations.”
Throughout his career, Mr. Schwartz has successfully held C-level executive positions. Most recently, Mr. Schwartz served as the CEO of a Sanyo North America subsidiary from 2007-2013, a member of the Panasonic Group, a global company with leading energy and environmental technology and products for commercial and consumer use. In addition to his role as CEO, Mr. Schwartz served as the COO for a subsidiary of Sanyo North America from 2007 up until 2012 when the company was sold to Panasonic and other entities. During his time at Sanyo North America, Mr. Schwartz transformed an under-performing corporation into a powerful operating structure attuned to evolving customer and market demands committed to bottom-line performance. Within two years, he reduced operating expenses by 30% and transformed an operating loss into a 15% operating profit. Mr. Schwartz also has a track record of developing processes and procedures to increase overall operational performance of 3rd party manufacturing plants in Asia to improve customer replenishment cycles and reduce inventories.
As the new COO of ZAGG, Mr. Schwartz will be in charge of overseeing the operating disciplines of the company including inventory management, logistics, purchasing, supply-chain, and Asia sourcing, including factory qualification and selection.
“We are delighted to have Jason joining our team at this crucial time in the evolution of our company. Through his extensive experience, Jason brings an array of skills and technical capabilities that will allow the Company to execute on our strategic objectives,” stated Mr. Hales. “Filling the COO role is another important step in building a foundation for smart growth and success as the company continues to strengthen as a leader in mobile computing accessories.”
For more information about ZAGG and its product offerings, please visit ZAGG.com
About ZAGG Inc:
ZAGG Inc and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company", or "ZAGG") design, produce, and distribute creative product solutions for mobile and media accessories such as protective coverings, cases, keyboards, keyboard cases, earbuds, portable power, and device cleaning under the family of ZAGG brands. In addition, the Company designs, produces, and distributes cases, Near-Field Audio™ amplifying speakers, earbuds, traditional headphones, and gaming headphones for mobile and media devices under the family of iFrogz brands in the value-priced lifestyle sector. ZAGG distinguishes itself as the preferred brand by offering creative product solutions through targeted global distribution channels, with the broadest product offering in its sector. More information about the company and its brands is at www.ZAGG.com.
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