Zoom® Telephonics Appoints Robert A. Crist as CFO and
Boston, MA, August 8,
1997 - Zoom Telephonics, Inc. today announced the appointment
of Robert A. Crist as Vice President of Finance and Chief
Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Crist will be responsible for
treasury, public and internal financial reporting, budgeting
and control, business planning, asset management, and human
resources. He brings to Zoom over 20 years experience in senior
level finance positions in high technology.
"When we met Bob in May, we felt that he'd be a great
addition to our team," said Frank Manning, Zoom's President
& CEO. "Now we've been working with Bob since July
1, and we know we made the right choice. He has an excellent
understanding of manufacturing and finance, and he's already
driving improvement in several key areas of our business.
He's a pleasure to work with, both for his staff, myself,
and the other members of the management team."
Mr. Crist joins Zoom from Wang Laboratories, where he was
recently involved in the sale of the Wang Software Business
unit to Eastman Kodak. He played a key role in the mid-90's
rejuvenation of Wang Laboratories, including the startup of
a client-server imaging software business. Crist served as
the Software Business Unit's Chief Financial Officer/Worldwide
Controller and as Controller for Research & Development
Prior to joining Wang in
1992, Mr. Crist held key financial positions over two decades
with Unisys Corporation, including Corporate Controller for
Engineering & Manufacturing and Controllerships for the
Computer Systems Division, the Semiconductor & PCB Division,
and the Financial Systems & Disk Drive Business. Mr. Crist
also served as Director of Business Planning & Analysis
and Acting Corporate Controller for Burroughs Corporation
during the year-long $5 billion acquisition of Sperry Corporation,
which formed Unisys.
Mr. Crist holds
an MBA from the University of Rochester and a B.A. from Pennsylvania
"I am excited
about the opportunity to improve profitability and build value
at a company with a strong brand name, great products, and
powerful distribution channels in a dynamic industry,"
said Mr. Crist.
designs, produces, and markets products that link people and
their personal computers through the world's largest network,
the international telephone network, and connected networks
including the Internet and corporate local area networks.
Zoom products are produced in Boston, Massachusetts and sold
worldwide. Zoom Telephonics is publicly traded on Nasdaq (NASDAQ:
The Zoom Web Site is www.zoomtel.com