Canadian Packaging

Astro-Med CEO retires

Chief executive officer Everett Pizzuti announces retirement. Board appoints Gregory Woods as successor.


December 2, 2013
by Canadian Packaging Staff

WEST WARWICK, RI—Astro-Med, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty high tech printers under the QuickLabel Systems brand and data acquisition systems, announces that chief executive officer Everett V. Pizzuti will retire effective January 31, 2014, the end of the company’s current fiscal year.

Pizzuti joined Astro-Med in January of 1971 along with its founder, Albert W. Ondis. He held the position of president and chief operating officer until the passing of Ondis in July of 2011, at which time the Board appointed him chief executive officer.

Commenting on his retirement plans, Pizzuti says, “It is time to pass the torch to the rising executives within the Company. I believe that Astro-Med is currently well positioned for continued growth and profitability in both of its business segments—QuickLabel Systems color label printers; and Test & Measurement ruggedized products and data acquisition systems.”

Pizzuti will remain a member of the board of directors of Astro-Med.

The Astro-Med board has appointed Gregory A. Woods as president and chief executive officer effective February 1, 2014.

Woods joined Astro-Med in September of 2012 as its executive vice-president and chief operating officer and was subsequently appointed president and COO on August 29, 2013.

Previously, Woods served as president or chief executive officer of several industrial electronics firms, including an electronics controls division of Danaher Corporation, the diversified global manufacturing company. Woods’ broad experience in strategic planning and his managerial expertise led to significant domestic and international business at those companies.

Astro-Med, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of specialty high tech printing systems and data acquisition products. The products include color label printers and consumables sold under the QuickLabel Systems brand as well as rugged printers for avionics applications and data acquisition recorders sold under the Astro-Med brand. Additional information is available by visiting www.Astro-MedInc.com.