SALT LAKE CITY, March 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ:ZAGG), a global leader in accessories and technologies that empower mobile lifestyles, today announced the appointment of Chris Ahern as president of mophie®, the No. 1 selling mobile battery case brand in the U.S. In his new role, Ahern will be responsible for executing on the ZAGG Inc corporate objectives of Creative Product Solutions, being the Preferred Brand, Targeted Global Distribution and Operational Excellence for the mophie business unit globally. He will report to Randy Hales, CEO of ZAGG Inc.
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Ahern joined ZAGG Inc as managing director for the international business unit in 2014, and was promoted to president of the international business unit in June 2016. During his tenure with the company, Ahern has built a high-performing international team and consistently out-performed the market by achieving record sales growth and profitability. Ahern successfully led the integration of the ZAGG and mophie international teams after the 2016 mophie acquisition and leveraged the combined brands to rapidly expand distribution and drive sales internationally.
“I couldn’t be happier to announce Chris Ahern’s new role within our company,” said Randy Hales, CEO of ZAGG Inc. “Chris has demonstrated great leadership by taking one of our least-profitable business units and turning it into a highly profitable division in a short period of time. His approach to the business will be critical to its continued growth. He has my utmost confidence in that regard.”
Ahern has more than 19 years of experience in sales leadership, sales operations and supply chain management in multinational environments. Prior to joining ZAGG Inc, Ahern served as sales operations director for Dell Products Europe where he managed a team responsible for Emerging Markets channel revenue. During his tenure at Dell Europe, Ahern proved himself as an innovative problem solver with strong leadership skills and a drive for exceptional results.
“ZAGG Inc is an incredible company and I’m proud of my role in helping to establish it as a global leader in the mobile accessories industry,” said Ahern. “I’m excited to work with our leadership team to continue to deliver outstanding products to a global community of mobile users.”
Ahern will relocate to southern California with his wife and three children. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business studies from University College Dublin, and an electronic engineering diploma from the Limerick Institute of Technology.
About ZAGG Inc
ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ:ZAGG) is a global leader in accessories and technologies that empower mobile lifestyles. The Company has an award-winning product portfolio that includes screen protection, mobile keyboards, power management solutions, social tech, and personal audio sold under the ZAGG®, mophie®, InvisibleShield®, and IFROGZ® brands. ZAGG has operations in the United States, Ireland, and China. ZAGG products are available worldwide, and can be found at leading retailers including Best Buy, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, Walmart, Target, Walgreens and Amazon.com. For more information, please visit the company’s websites at www.zagg.com and www.mophie.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.