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Checkpoint appoints Robert Powers as VP for industrial relations
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Jun '08
Checkpoint Systems Inc, a leading manufacturer and marketer of identification, tracking, security and merchandising solutions for the retail industry and its supply chain, announced that it has appointed Robert M. Powers to the newly-created position of Vice President (VP) Investor Relations, effective immediately.

In this role, Mr. Powers will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with sell side and buy side analysts, as well as, communications between the Company and the investing public and institutional shareholders. Mr. Powers will report to Ray Andrews, the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

"We are pleased that Bob has joined the Checkpoint team," said Rob van der Merwe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Checkpoint Systems, Inc. "Bob's extensive experience in all aspects of investor relations, as well as his industry knowledge and broader financial expertise with international businesses will serve us well as we continue to execute on our strategy and build upon our communications efforts with the investment community. I look forward to working with Bob once again."

Mr. Powers brings extensive investor relations and financial experience to the Company. He held a number of financial positions at Paxar Corporation. In 2000, he established Paxar's investor relations program, and served as its Vice President Investor Relations from 2000 to 2007. Prior to joining Paxar, Mr. Powers was Chief Financial Officer of Van Dam Machine Corporation, a division of Buhrmann NV, and earlier held a variety of financial positions at Celanese Corporation.

Mr. Powers graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University, School of Business with a B.S. in Economics. He also holds an M.B.A. from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Management, and participated in the executive development program at the Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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