TransAct Technologies Inc. says engineering chief Michael S. Kumpf is ending his 28-year career with the Hamden specialty-printer maker.
Kumpf will retire, effective April 4, and be succeeded by another longtime veteran, Don Brooks, currently vice president of electrical engineering, TransAct said Tuesday.
Kumpf, who has been with the company since 1983, plans to spend more time with family but said he will remain a TransAct stockholder.
"He has been a good friend and business associate and I would like to personally thank him for all of his efforts and significant contributions that have been instrumental in TransAct's success over the years,'' Chairman and CEO Bart C. Shuldman said in a statement.
Shuldman credits Kumpf with, among other things, playing a crucial role in guiding TransAct's product development strategy and the successful launches of numerous products over the years.
TransAct's printers mounted to casino slot machines and atop retail cash registers churn out coupons and other promotional certificates to customers. It also makes and markets a rugged line of printers that oil and gas explorers use to track drilling data.
Brooks has been with TransAct for more than 28 years, where he has held various engineering posts. Before TransAct, Brooks was a project engineer at NCR Corp.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Clarkson University.