Hart Systems, LLC Announces European Expansion
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Hart Systems, LLC has announced a key strategic initiative in expanding their European presence. Today, Hart Systems has announced the appointment of Michael Finch as Managing Director of European Operations. Mike brings to Hart Systems significant Retail loss prevention and Retail store operations experience. Most recently, Mike was Head of Asset Protection, Retail Operations for Best Buy Europe. Previous to this Mike spent 15 years with B&Q PLC in leadership positions both in Retail Store Operations and as Head of Loss Prevention for the United Kingdom. Additionally, Mike was involved with security operations for the 2012 London Olympics.
Ed Tonkon, Chief Executive Officer for Hart Systems, LLC commented, “We are thrilled to have Mike Finch’s experience and United Kingdom retail industry leadership. Mike provides a unique fit for our plans to diversify our business and expand our industry leading inventory management and stocktaking service model throughout Europe. While we currently provide retail store support in over 30 countries around the world, Mike will enable us to provide greater support to our European customers.”
Mike Finch will be located south of London and report directly to Ed Tonkon.
Hart Systems, LLC is a portfolio company of Topspin Partners, LBO, a private equity fund that makes control investments in profitable and established businesses. The firm often invests in sectors such as consumer products, business services, food/beverage, retail, media, niche manufacturing and security. The team at Topspin LBO has considerable operational expertise and has partnered with management teams in building businesses of varying stages and sizes, both at Topspin as well as prior firms.
Hart Systems, LLC is the leading provider of technology driven self-scan physical inventory management solutions to the retail industry worldwide. Supporting hundreds of retailers with operations in more than 30 countries Hart Systems, LLC is corporately headquartered in Long Island, NY, USA. Learn more about Hart Systems, LLC at www.hartsystems.com.
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