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Robert Ziegler Named EVP Global Physical At UMG

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Universal Music Group has named veteran home entertainment executive Robert Ziegler to the lofty post of Executive Vice President of Global Physical Operations, effective immediately.

Ziegler's portfolio at the label group includes oversight of manufacturing and distribution of all physical products including CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs and vinyl LPs across UMG's operations in more than 60 countries around the world. Ziegler will be based at the company's Santa Monica headquarters and report to Michael Frey, President of Global Operations and Advanced Media Services.

Ziegler's previous label experience includes a long stint at various positions, including , managing global supply chain, operations, demand and production planning, manufacturing, customer service, distribution and transportation management.

Most recently, Ziegler was President of Global Platform Services at SONY DADC, where he was responsible for managing the strategy, development, and growth in retail operations, credit and cash collections and plan to fulfill services. – Staff Writers