Denver, CO (July 10, 2013)—Harris Broadcast has appointed Charlie Vogt as CEO.
Vogt, a 25-year information technology and communications leader, joins Harris Broadcast following nine years as President and CEO of GENBAND where he led a company transformation that encompassed six acquisitions, including Tekelec SSG, NextPoint Networks and Nortel's VoIP Business.
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.
"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 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 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."