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Video Interview: Anders Gustafsson, Chief Executive Officer, Zebra Technologies Corporation

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NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Veteran business journalist Joya Dass joins Anders Gustafsson, Chief Executive Officer, Zebra Technologies Corporation (ZBRA) to discuss the company's industry, strategy, financials and positioning.

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Anders Gustafsson, Chief Executive Officer

Anders Gustafsson is chief executive officer and a director of Zebra Technologies, Inc. Mr. Gustafsson was appointed to this position on September 4, 2007. In his role, he brings extensive international experience in the technology sector.

Leveraging his deep technical and manufacturing expertise and sales and marketing capabilities, Gustafsson has sharpened Zebra's strategic focus and concentrates on the company's long-term growth opportunities. He has improved Zebra's operating efficiency and customer focus as well as managing its financial performance and delivering innovations to the market. 

Prior to joining Zebra Technologies, Mr. Gustafsson served as CEO of Spirent Communications plc, a publicly traded telecommunications company. At Spirent, Mr. Gustafsson redirected that company's growth strategy, divested non-core operations, integrated historic acquisitions and streamlined the organization to realize significant cost savings.

Prior to Spirent, he was senior executive vice president, global business operations, of Tellabs, Inc. While at Tellabs, Mr. Gustafsson also served as president, Tellabs International, as well as president, global sales, and vice president and general manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Mr. Gustafsson has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He was a Fulbright Scholar and received numerous fellowships and scholarships for academic excellence.

About Zebra Technologies Corporation:

Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq:ZBRA) provides the broadest range of innovative technology solutions to give a "digital voice" to a company's physical assets. Its extensive portfolio includes bar code, receipt, card, kiosk, and RFID printers and supplies, as well as real-time location solutions. Zebra's enabling technologies extend visibility into company operations for more powerful business intelligence.

Zebra designs, manufactures and sells specialty printing devices that print variable information on demand at the point of issuance. These devices are used worldwide by manufacturers, service organizations and governments for automatic identification, data collection and personal identification in applications that allow companies to see more and do more. Zebra's product range consists of direct thermal and thermal transfer label and receipt printers, passive radio frequency identification (RFID) printer/encoders, and dye sublimation card printers. The company also sells a comprehensive range of specialty supplies consisting of self-adhesive labels, ribbons, thermal print heads, card supplies, batteries and other accessories, including software for label design and printer network management.

Zebra additionally offers asset tracking and management solutions to optimize the flow of goods in complex logistical operations. Whether managing parts for lean manufacturing or managing ground support equipment at a major airport, the automated asset tracking and management solutions from Zebra improve business processes. Utilizing the combined products offered by these businesses, Zebra provides greater asset visibility and business efficiency for the aerospace and defense, aviation, automotive, industrial manufacturing, maritime, and transportation and logistics industries. Customers within these industries benefit by increasing productivity, lowering operational costs, and improving safety and security throughout their logistics operations.

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