ZAGG, Maker of CE Device Accessories, Appoints COO

ZAGG, Maker of CE Device Accessories, Appoints COO


Salt Lake City, UT—ZAGG, a provider of mobile device accessories, appointed Jason J. Schwartz as COO, effective immediately. Schwartz will report to Randy Hales, CEO of ZAGG.

“We are delighted to have Jason joining our team at this crucial time in the evolution of our company. Through his extensive experience, Jason brings an array of skills and technical capabilities that will allow the company to execute on our strategic objectives,” stated Hales. “Filling the COO role is another important step in building a foundation for smart growth and success as the company continues to strengthen as a leader in mobile computing accessories.”

Throughout his career, Schwartz has successfully held C-level executive positions. From 2007–2013, Schwartz served as the CEO of a Sanyo North America subsidiary, a member of the Panasonic Group, a global company with energy and environmental technology and products for commercial and consumer use. In addition to his role as CEO, Schwartz served as the COO for a subsidiary of Sanyo North America from 2007 up until 2012, when the company was sold to Panasonic and other entities.

“As a former COO in the Sanyo North America group, I understand the necessary procedures that need to be taken in order for a company to thrive,” said Schwartz. “I look forward to helping ZAGG prosper in both our growth phase and through daily company operations.”

During his time at Sanyo North America, Schwartz transformed an underperforming corporation into an operating structure attuned to evolving customer and market demands and committed to bottom-line performance. Within two years, he reduced operating expenses by 30% and transformed an operating loss into a 15% operating profit. Schwartz also has a track record of developing processes and procedures to increase overall operational performance of third-party manufacturing plants in Asia to improve customer replenishment cycles and reduce inventories.

As the COO of ZAGG, Schwartz will be in charge of overseeing the operating disciplines of the company, including inventory management, logistics, purchasing, supply chain and Asia sourcing, including factory qualification and selection.