Harris Broadcast Names Charlie Vogt CEO
July 9, 2013 at 9:11 AM (PT)
HARRIS BROADCAST has appointed CHARLIE VOGT as CEO, effective TODAY (7/9). The 25-year information technology and communications leader joins HARRIS BROADCAST following nine years as Pres./CEO of GENBAND. VOGT succeeds HARRIS MORRIS, who was appointed Pres. of HARRIS BROADCAST when it was a subsidiary of HARRIS CORPORATION in 2010.
"CHARLIE’s proven track record of taking companies with powerful and promising technology to the next level uniquely positions him to lead this business," said HARRIS BROADCAST Chairman CARL VOGEL. "His decision to join HARRIS BROADCAST as Pres./CEO likewise reflects the promise and potential behind the company’s 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 couldn’t 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."