Joanne Townsend Joins Zebra Technologies as Vice President of HR

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<strong>Vernon Hills, Ill. &mdash; March 17 </strong><br />Zebra Technologies Corp., a global provider of specialty printing and automatic identification solutions, announced that Joanne Townsend has joined the company as vice president of human resources. She reports to Anders Gustafsson, chief executive officer.<br /> <br />"The growth of our business through international expansion and acquisition demands increasing sophistication and strategic leadership in our human resources activities," said Gustafsson. "Joanne&#39;s extensive experience in recruitment, performance management, succession planning, executive coaching and more will help Zebra achieve its strategic goals. She has proven her ability to address the evolving human resource needs of high-growth technology businesses and is an outstanding addition to our management team."<br /> <br />Before joining Zebra, Townsend was vice president of human resources for Andrew Wireless Solutions, a Commscope company and provider of cellular base station products and other networking equipment. From 1979 to 2007, she held positions of increasing responsibility at Motorola Corp., where her experience included serving as director of human resources for various business units in Asia and the United States. In her final position at Motorola, she was responsible for resource planning, talent development and organizational development for four global organizations with approximately $9 billion in revenues. <br /><br />Townsend holds a bachelor&#39;s degree in human resources management from DePaul University, Chicago.<br /> <br />"I&#39;m delighted to join Zebra at this pivotal point in its history," Townsend said. "I believe I can make a significant contribution to the company&#39;s growth through programs that bring in the right people, foster the career development of current employees and enable the whole team to succeed. This is a great company, and I&#39;m looking forward to being part of its success."<br /> <br />Zebra Technologies helps companies identify, track and manage assets, transactions and people with on-demand specialty digital printing and automatic identification solutions. In more than 100 countries around the world, more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use innovative and reliable Zebra printers, supplies, RFID products and software to increase productivity, improve quality, lower costs and deliver better customer service.<br />

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