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Press Release: Aila Technologies Appoints Mark Rowan as Chief Operating Officer

By Aila Staff

January 9, 2019

Former President & COO of Griffin Technologies joins Aila Amidst Rapid Growth

Natick, MASS – January 9, 2019 – Aila Technologies is excited to announce that Mark Rowan has joined Aila’s leadership team as Chief Operating Officer. Rowan comes to Aila with more than two decades of engineering, manufacturing, and corporate leadership experience within the consumer technology and device categories that Aila is currently exploiting within the enterprise space.

“This is a tremendously exciting time for Aila, as we expand our product and technology portfolio and our reach throughout retail, grocery, and healthcare,” said Jason Gulbinas, CEO and co-founder of Aila Technologies. “Mark has had an immediate and substantial impact at Aila as he brings with him a stellar record of launching successful technology products and growing organizations to appreciable scale. He will play a key role for Aila as we accelerate our internal growth and continue to expand our product set to better serve our customers.”

Rowan was part of the management team that oversaw the growth of Griffin Technology from a 25-person design studio to a global retail distribution organization with 500 employees, operations on five continents, and hundreds of millions in annual revenue. Joining the company’s product team in 2003, Rowan led Product Development at Griffin before taking over as President in 2009.

“Aila is extremely well positioned, both from a product and team perspective, and I’m eager to help the company take some pivotal next steps,” said Rowan. “Aila is meeting a critical opportunity in the market as retailers adopt consumer technology to elevate customer interactions. I’m excited to be working with Aila’s stellar team of problem solvers, engineers, and innovators to transform how technology is used in brick-and-mortar.”

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