ZAGG Inc Board Names Randall Hales Chief Executive Officer
SALT LAKE CITY -- December 10, 2012
The ZAGG Board of Directors today announced that Randall Hales has been named
Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Hales has served as ZAGG’s interim
CEO and president since August 17, 2012, following the resignation of Robert
G. Pedersen II. Mr. Hales served as ZAGG’s COO and president since December
12, 2011, and was appointed to the Board of Directors on October 20, 2010. Mr.
Hales will retain the title of president and will continue to serve as a
director of the Company. The ZAGG board unanimously backed Mr. Hales’
appointment as CEO following an extensive, nationwide search conducted by
leadership advisory firm Heidrick & Struggles.
"We were pleased to be advised by the well-respected firm of Heidrick &
Struggles in our CEO search. Their global reach, use of best management
practices, and depth of experience in the consumer retail industry helped us
conduct a broad search that identified extremely qualified candidates," said
Cheryl Larabee, ZAGG Chairman. "Randy was the consensus choice based on his
adept implementation of the business strategy he put in place at ZAGG,
including the alignment of our operations around three corporate operating
objectives – creative product solutions, the preferred brand, and targeted
global distribution. He has the expertise, relationships and experience to
execute our plan to build ZAGG into a global leader in mobile device
"I am delighted with the board’s confidence in my work at ZAGG, and to have
been chosen for the CEO position after an exhaustive search by Heidrick &
Struggles," said Mr. Hales. "I am firmly committed to continue leading ZAGG by
advancing our objectives and seizing new opportunities for future growth."
Throughout his career, Mr. Hales has successfully held senior-level positions
in operations, manufacturing, sales, product management, marketing and general
management. Before joining ZAGG, Mr. Hales served as the CEO of Mity
Enterprises, a furniture systems manufacturer with worldwide sales and
operations. Mr. Hales managed the privately held venture with more than 250
employees from 2007-2011, which was recognized in both 2009 and 2011 as the
Utah Manufacturer of the Year. Mr. Hales served as the CEO and President of
Back to Basics, Inc., an award-winning kitchenware company that received the
Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" award in 2004, and held Inc. 500
recognition in 2003, 2004, and 2005. Back to Basics was sold to Focus Products
Group LLC in 2007.
About ZAGG Inc:
ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) is a leading mobile device accessories and technology
company with products that protect, personalize and enhance a consumer’s
mobile experience. ZAGG differentiates itself as the preferred brand by
offering creative product solutions through targeted global distribution
channels, with the broadest product offering in its sector. With a brand
portfolio that includes ZAGG^® and iFrogz^™, the company manufactures and
markets a complete line of products to improve the functionality of portable
gadgets, including keyboards, cases, audio and protective films, through
direct, retail, specialty and international channels. More information about
the company and its brands is at www.ZAGG.com.
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