Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP) today announced the appointment of Stephen N. David to its board of directors, effective immediately.
Over the course of Mr. David’s career, he has had extensive business development and strategic planning experience in the consumer products industry and technology sector. More recently, while serving as Chairman of the Board and interim Chief Executive Officer of Iomega ®, a worldwide leader in storage solutions for consumers and small business, he helped lead a turnaround focused on reducing costs and growing revenue, prior to the company’s sale to EMC in 2008.
Mr. David began his career in 1970 as a sales representative with Proctor & Gamble. Over the next 34 years, he served in many diverse roles, including in 1982 as the senior project manager responsible for deploying the first personal computers for the company. In 1986, he was named Country Manager P&G Hellas (Greece) and three years later General Manager of the company’s Arabian Peninsula operations. He returned to the United States in 1992, when he assumed responsibility for P&G’s fabric conditioners business.
At P&G, Mr. David helped lead two primary business transformations and the development of P&G’s global innovation network. In 1998, he was appointed Senior Vice President of Customer Business Development (Sales). Mr. David’s experience in line management and business development together with a deep-seated interest in information technology and business-to-business led to being named Chief Information Officer and Chief Business-to-Business Officer in 2000. He retired from P&G in 2005.In addition to Iomega, Mr. David has served on a number of corporate boards and industry advisory committees. Among them are Ahold USA, Cisco Systems, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, TrueDemand Software, InformationWeek, Global Commerce Initiative, EPCglobal, the Uniform Code Council and Institute for the Future. Mr. David also helped found and was Chairman of the Board of Transora, a member organization for the consumer packaged goods industry. At Transora and the Uniform Code Council, Mr. David led the development of standards for data synchronization and the use of radio frequency identification for business application. He is currently a board member of Kovio, Inc., a privately held Silicon Valley technology company.