IRVINE, Calif., March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DecisionPoint Systems today announced that, effective April 11, 2016, it will appoint Steve Smith as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Smith has over 35 years of experience in technology company sales and field operations, with the last 25 focused on DecisionPoint Systems' core automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) market.
"I am delighted to welcome Steve Smith to DecisionPoint," said Stanley Jaworski, DecisionPoint Chairman. "Steve has been a top performer in every position he's held, and brings a great wealth of industry-specific experience to our Company. We see this as a time of great opportunity for DecisionPoint, and are very fortunate to be able to secure Steve's leadership toward the full realization of that opportunity."
Mr. Smith started his career as a sales account manager with Burroughs Corporation in 1977, assuming the role of Zone Manager less than two years later. He joined Telex Computer Products in 1981, and progressed through a series of sales and management roles over the following nine years, consistently earning recognition as a leading performer, including seven times as a "Millionaires Club" member.
Steve began his focus on the AIDC industry in 1991, when he joined Ericsson Communications as Director of Sales and Marketing, with responsibilities over a pioneering mobile computing product there. He joined Symbol Technologies in 1995, as its Director of Business Development for its newly formed Transportation & Logistics business unit. Mr. Smith's leadership contributions in that and a subsequent role as VP, Global Accounts, were instrumental in the emergence of this sector as a leading growth engine for Symbol. In recognition of those accomplishments, Mr. Smith was promoted to the position of Division VP and GM in 2002.
Starting in 2006 Mr. Smith served as Sr. Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Services at Intelleflex, a Silicon Valley-based company delivering innovative solutions around radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, building out its go-to-market team and strategies from the company's earliest stages, and securing major wins, including with The Boeing Company. Most recently, he has served in key sales leadership roles in Motorola Solutions and Zebra Technologies, immediate past and current owners of the former Symbol Technologies business, with responsibilities for global accounts such as The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo.
"I am very pleased to be able to join DecisionPoint Systems at this time of expanding opportunity," commented Mr. Smith. "I have been fortunate to participate in the build-out of the AIDC industry over the past 25 years, and look forward to leading our Company to extend its history of growth and success in this space in the years ahead. In my judgment, we're very well positioned, with great people, partners, and customers at the core of a solid business with a terrific future."
Mr. Smith added, "There is exciting growth potential all around the Company. I am particularly focused on how the combination of our principal partners' innovations in technology and products, including in areas such as the 'Internet of Things' and cloud-based solutions, can be leveraged by DecisionPoint Systems' unique competencies in solutions integration and services delivery in bringing meaningful new value to our customers. That combination will be the foundation for the continued growth of a great company. I'm very happy to be given this opportunity to lead that effort."
About DecisionPoint Systems, Inc.
DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. empowers the mobile workforce to enhance customer satisfaction and accelerate business growth. We accomplish this by making enterprise software applications accessible to the front-line mobile worker anytime, anywhere. DecisionPoint combines its industry-leading software products, application development capabilities and deployment and support services with the latest mobile computing, wireless and IoT technologies.
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