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Checkpoint Systems announces leadership changes
Jun '12
Checkpoint Systems Inc. announced changes in senior leadership at its two strategic business segments, effective immediately:

Per Levin is appointed President and Chief Sales Officer Shrink Management Solutions (SMS) and Merchandise Visibility Solutions.

Mr. Levin will be responsible for driving SMS sales, field service, customer service and front-end marketing worldwide.

In addition, he will have full responsibility for the worldwide Merchandise Visibility business. Previously he was President Merchandise Visibility and Apparel Labeling Solutions.

Farrokh Abadi is appointed President and Chief Operating Officer Shrink Management Solutions.

Mr. Abadi will be responsible for driving SMS research and development, operations, supply chain, product marketing and product management worldwide. Previously he was President Shrink Management Solutions.

James Wrigley is appointed President Apparel Labeling Solutions (ALS). Mr. Wrigley will have full responsibility for ALS, driving sales and operations worldwide.

Previously he was Group President Global Customer Management.

George Babich, Interim Chief Executive Officer and President, stated, "As I noted during Checkpoint's first quarter conference call, I was going to evaluate the matrix reporting and decision-making structures with the goal of creating a focused organization with clear lines of accountability while improving the customer experience.

That has been accomplished through the leadership changes announced. The end result will be a company that is more fiercely competitive and closer to its customers.

"The Special Committee's strategic review of Checkpoint's business units continues. As previously stated, I will report those findings during the second quarter 2012 conference call."

Checkpoint Systems is a global leader in shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions.

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