VERNON HILLS, Ill. -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA) is pleased to announce that Bruce R. Ralph will lead Zebra's global human resources function as corporate vice president for that department. A recognized professional in his field, Mr. Ralph brings more than 25 years of broad international and technology experience to Zebra. He fills a vacant position.
Mr. Ralph, 51, comes to Zebra directly from the Danaher Corporation, where he was Vice President, Human Resources, for Danaher's Product Identification business platform. He joined Danaher in February 2002, with the acquisition of Videojet Technologies Inc, where he led the global human resources function beginning in 1993. Prior to Videojet, Mr. Ralph held senior human resource management positions at the Kohler Company and USG Corporation. Mr. Ralph earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has participated in various Executive Development Programs at the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
Edward Kaplan, Zebra's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated, "Bruce Ralph strengthens our management team and brings important global technology experience to Zebra. This experience will help the company expand international operations to capture substantial growth opportunities in developing regions, build on our technology foundation to deliver more market- leading solutions for a broader range of specialty digital printing applications, and support the integration of acquisitions in the pursuit of increasing stockholder value."