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Metrologic Instruments, Inc., announced today its board of directors has named Darius Adamczyk (pictured) to succeed company founder C. Harry Knowles as CEO of one of the worlds leading developers of data capture and collection devices. The former Ingersoll Rand executive assumes his new role immediately.
In Darius, we have chosen someone who has the vision to continue our growth and the sensibilities necessary to maintain strong relationships with the employees, business partners and customers who have made Metrologic an industry leader, said Mr. Knowles, who has been serving as the companys interim CEO since July 2006. During his career, Darius has demonstrated an exceptional talent for getting new products into the market sooner by streamlining their development cycle, and we are excited about the impact he is going to have at Metrologic.
Mr. Adamczyk will also be elected to Metrologics board of directors where he will join Mr. Knowles, who stepped down as chairman in January after the company was purchased by an investor group led by Francisco Partners, which is located in Menlo Park, CA. Metrologics board of directors also includes principals of Francisco Partners and Elliott Associates, an investment firm who partnered with Francisco to acquire the company.
Im looking forward to continuing Metrologics tradition of dynamic growth, said Mr. Adamczyk. Because of its commitment to innovative technology, this company has a bright future.
Mr. Adamczyk arrives at Metrologic after a successful tenure at Ingersoll Rand, a leading diversified industrial company providing products and services to a broad range of industries. After joining Ingersoll Rand in 1999, Mr. Adamczyk rose quickly through its executive ranks before being named president of the companys Air Solutions Group in 2005.
From 1995-1999, Mr. Adamczyk served as a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy and technology consulting firm. There he helped various Fortune 500 companies develop and implement strategies for growth, marketing and operational excellence. Mr. Adamczyk began his professional career as an electrical engineer at General Electric in 1988.
Mr. Adamczyks educational background includes a MBA from Harvard University, a masters degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University and a bachelors degree in electrical and computer engineering from Michigan State University.
We believe Darius is going to have an immediate impact on the company, said David ibnAle, a partner at Francisco Partners and a director of Metrologic. He has already proven himself to be a very capable leader and executive, and we are very pleased to have him on board.
Metrologic recruited Mr. Adamczyk through the efforts of Korn Ferry International, a leading executive recruitment firm, which conducted a national search to fill the CEO role.