DVDPlay Names Piper President and COO2 Jun, 2008 By: Chris Tribbey
A DVDPlay kiosk.
DVDPlay has appointed a former Safeway VP its president and COO.
Charles “Charlie” T. Piper will begin his new job immediately.
Before joining DVDPlay, Piper was SVP of operations for prepaid gift card company Blackhawk Network, where he was responsible for coordinating operations between the company and its 80,000-plus retail partners. He was also responsible for Safeway's front-end gift card revenue programs. Before Blackhawk, Piper was VP of corporate retail operations for Safeway.
He has a master's degree in finance and accounting with honors from Regis University in Denver, where he also graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in finance.
“Charlie's extensive background in retail operations and proven leadership in executing key programs and best practices for companies such as Blackhawk Network and Safeway Inc. makes him a great addition to our company,” said DVDPlay chairman and CEO Chuck Berger. “His wealth of knowledge will play a vital role in extending our growth in the movie rental kiosk marketplace. ... I am delighted he is joining our team.”