SAN FRANCISCO (Business Wire) — ZoomSystems, the global leader in automated retail, today announced former Levi’s Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) CEO and President John Anderson has joined the company’s board of directors, bringing 30-plus years of valuable international retail expertise.
“John’s experience in leading a successful global retail business will be critical in helping ZoomSystems develop a new distribution channel for our partners,” said Jack Lawrence, ZoomSystems’ President and CEO. “Our board and executive team will call upon John’s insight as we continue to expand internationally and invest in technology and services; giving retailers new ways to reach consumers and expand locations.”
The addition of Anderson to the eight-member board is aptly timed, as the company seeks to continue its expansion in Europe and Asia. Following its recent acquisition of Vigix Inc., the company is heavily focused on introducing new in-store automated retail solutions with major retailers throughout the world.
“This is an incredible time for ZoomSystems to pave the way in the automated retail space, and as a board we have the hands-on opportunity to drive that strategy,” said John Anderson. “It’s a pleasure to join the ranks of another innovative San Francisco-based company with a vision.”
In addition to serving as president and CEO from 2006 to 2011, Anderson held several other leadership roles with Levi Strauss & Co. ranging from international business matters and merchandising, to marketing and operations. John’s cross-functional experience and innovative retail approach that kept one of America’s oldest brands fresh and ahead of the market will be extremely valuable as ZoomSystems builds its new in-store business.
ZoomSystems is the global leader in the growing automated retail industry. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., ZoomSystems develops and operates a valuable, turn-key, unattended point-of-sale solution for iconic brands and retailers in North America, Europe and Japan. Through its self-service, standalone satellite ZoomShop stores, in-store units and supporting technology platform, ZoomSystems delivers the product from the manufacturer to the consumer, helping brands increase their reach and improve their sales through a better consumer experience. Top brand and retail partners include Macy’s, Best Buy, Apple, Proactiv, Tracfone, Media-Saturn, Benefit Cosmetics and more. For more information, visit www.zoomsystems.com.