Harris Broadcast has appointed Charlie Vogt as CEO following the exit of Harris Morris early this month. Vogt headed GENBAND for nine years as President and CEO, where he led a company transformation that encompassed six acquisitions, including Tekelec SSG, NextPoint Networks and Nortels VoIP Business. Through successful organic innovation, attention to operational integration and relentless focus […]
Harris Broadcast has appointed Charlie Vogt as CEO following the exit of Harris Morris early this month. Vogt headed GENBAND for nine years as President and CEO, where he led a company transformation that encompassed six acquisitions, including Tekelec SSG, NextPoint Networks and Nortels VoIP Business. Through successful organic innovation, attention to operational integration and relentless focus on customers, GENBAND became no. 1 in VoIP and delivered a compound annual growth rate of ~100 percent during his tenure. Vogt succeeds Harris Morris, who was appointed President of Harris Broadcast when it was a subsidiary of Harris Corporation in 2010, led the company through its divestiture process and guided the transition period to The Gores Group ownership, including the completion of fiscal year 2013.
Charlies proven track record of taking companies with powerful and promising technology to the next level uniquely positions him to lead this business, said Carl Vogel, Harris Broadcast Chairman and board member of Dish Network. His decision to join Harris Broadcast as President and CEO likewise reflects the promise and potential behind the companys market-leading technology, marquee customers and exceptional employees. Charlie will bring to Harris Broadcast vision, leadership, creativity and operational discipline as well as an entrepreneurial and customer-first culture.
Vogel added: The radio and TV broadcasting industry is embarking on a significant transformation from digital to IP. Charlie was a natural choice as his IP domain knowledge and experience gained while assisting global service providers and cable operators transition to IP has uniquely prepared him to lead the company as this industry undergoes a similar trajectory. We thank Harris Morris for his contributions in guiding Harris Broadcast as we acquired the business and transitioned the company to independence we wish him well as he pursues new opportunities.
I couldnt be more enthusiastic about joining Harris Broadcast, especially at a time when broadcasters, cable networks and multi-channel content distributors are experiencing so much change from the impact of on-demand to content delivery on multiple screens and the digital transition to video and audio over IP, said Vogt. I have spent my professional career building businesses, fostering an entrepreneurial culture and introducing disruptive technologies that transform business models. I look forward to leading the Harris Broadcast team to accelerate innovation in areas that will enable the company to experience market-leading growth.
Vogt added: Through investments in R&D and strategic acquisitions, Harris has built the industrys most comprehensive portfolio of content management technology. The company is well positioned in the broadcast market with unique capabilities such as combining automation, digital asset management, playout and sales and scheduling into a single solution. These strategic assets form an ideal foundation upon which we will invest and differentiate.