Jim Hilton

Director Global Manufacturing

Jim Hilton leads Zebra’s global vertical strategy in Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics in primary segments of the local markets.   Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) provides, enterprises the ability to become as smart and connected as the world we live in. For his industries, that strategy is to provide real-time information – gleaned from Zebra visionary solutions including hardware, software and services – to give organizations the competitive edge they need to simplify operations, know more about their businesses and customers and empower their mobile workers to succeed in today’s data-centric world.

Having worked in the technology industry for more than 36 years, Jim brings a unique vision to the real world use of technology and its powerful advantage in driving customer success.

Jim’s career has spanned route sales, distribution, corporate management and deployment of major technology initiatives. He was responsible for the successful deployment and use of what was recognized as breakthrough “automated distribution systems” in the early 1980s, and later transitioned to managed, deploy and train distribution systems across 30-plus subsidiaries of a major food and beverage company and managed major deployment projects across the consumer-packaged goods industry.

Moving to technology in the early 90’s, Jim has led teams that pioneered the evolution of the system to include extended mobile data capture, order management, and effective vendor-managed inventory - helping enterprises to realize significant operational improvements. 

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Business and Economics and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

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