CARROLLTON, TX--(Marketwire - August 06, 2012) - Datascan, the leader in Self-Scanning Inventory, today announced the appointment of Adrian Thomas as Datascan's President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective on August 1, 2012. Mr. Thomas brings more than 20 years of relevant industry experience to his new role having previously served as SVP of Fujitsu Frontech Retail Solutions. Mr. Thomas replaces Paul Billings, son of Datascan's founder, who has served as President and CEO since 1992. Mr. Billings will continue to serve as a member of the Board.
Datascan was recapitalized by Chartwell Investments in December 2010. "We are delighted to welcome Adrian's experience and leadership to the Datascan team," said Mike Shein, Managing Partner at Chartwell. "In his new role as chief executive, Adrian brings to Datascan a proven record of building on a solid business foundation and, through his ability to think strategically, will further establish Datascan as a leader in the use of technology and will drive continued innovation and expand the solutions Datascan brings to retailers."
"His deep understanding of Wireless Barcode data collection and Retail Inventory management combined with his team building, and operational capabilities will play a pivotal role in extending Datascan's reach in the market, both domestically and Internationally," said Paul Billings.
"Datascan is the largest provider of Self-Scanning inventory solutions in the industry. Leading retailers in the US and Europe have chosen Datascan for their Inventory needs and have been loyal customers for many years," said Thomas. "I am excited to be part of the new Datascan, building on its long-established track record and fully exploiting the opportunities in a retail industry focused on Productivity, Cost management and data analytics. With the need for more effective inventory control and analysis growing, more and more retailers require the speed, flexibility and scale Datascan delivers."
Mr. Thomas has experience in leading and transitioning companies to make them leaders within their industries. Prior to Fujitsu Frontech North America, Mr. Thomas served as President and CEO at ICS, Inc., a provider of Mobile Enterprise and data collection solutions. Before joining ICS, he served as President and CEO of PEAK Technologies Inc., the leading systems integrator and provider of supply chain automation solutions. Earlier in his career, Mr. Thomas was COO of PEAK Technologies European Operations, and he also served as an Operating Board Executive at ICS International AG in Germany.
Mr. Thomas was born and educated in the UK and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He and his family have lived in the US since 2001 and will be relocating to Dallas.
Datascan, the nations' largest Self-Scanning Inventory Solutions provider, is focused on helping retailers through exemplary customer service. We act as a trusted partner to our clients, with a history of innovation that has been driven by listening to our clients' needs and developing solutions to meet each individual challenge.
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