Digital Alert Systems getting a new COO

Sept. 10, 2019
Digital Alert Systems (formerly Monroe Electronics) announced that Jim Heminway, the company's general manager, vice president, and chief operating officer, will formally retire ...

Digital Alert Systems (formerly Monroe Electronics) announced that Jim Heminway, the company's general manager, vice president, and chief operating officer, will formally retire at the end of this year. Anne L. Wakeman, the company's chief financial officer, began taking on COO responsibilities late last year and has been transitioning into the new role with guidance from Heminway.

"In addition to having deep experience in finance and a record of robust business, marketing, and management experience, Anne is an outstanding leader," said Heminway. "Working with her over the past three years, and particularly during her transition to COO, I've seen her remarkable business acumen and how adeptly she has integrated herself into our dynamic group as the new team leader. In short, I can move into retirement knowing she'll help the company build on our successes and rise to new heights."

Wakeman began her career in banking and then spent 16 years at a major manufacturer, where she supported the company's leasing sales team, developed domestic and international process experience, and served a seven-year stint in market research. During this time, she also earned her New York state CPA and a certificate in market research and received the Eastman Kodak CMO Inclusion and Diversity Award for Outstanding Leadership. She joined Digital Alert Systems in February 2016 as its CFO and led the company's efforts to modernize its manufacturing and financial systems, along with its IT infrastructure.

In her role as COO, Wakeman will continue to oversee Digital Alert Systems' manufacturing, ongoing development, sales, and support of the company's emergency messaging platforms.

"In his years here at Digital Alert Systems, Jim built an extraordinary team with expertise that remains unparalleled in this industry," said Wakeman. "While he worked tirelessly to bring thought leadership to product innovation, he also cared about the intricate details of product manufacturing. Beyond these commendable business skills, Jim listens — genuinely listens — to his team members, their business opinions, and their personal stories, and he celebrates their successes. He is a remarkable leader."        

About the Author

BTR Staff

Editorial Director and Associate Publisher
[email protected]
Senior Editor
[email protected]
Business Solutions Manager
(312) 350-0452
[email protected]
Business Solutions Manager
(516) 695-3899
[email protected]

Sponsored Recommendations

The Pluggable Transceiver Revolution

May 30, 2024
Discover the revolution of pluggable transceivers in our upcoming webinar, where we delve into the advancements propelling 400G and 800G coherent optics. Learn how these innovations...

The Journey to 1.6 Terabit Ethernet

May 24, 2024
Embark on a journey into the future of connectivity as the leaders of the IEEE P802.3dj Task Force unveil the groundbreaking strides towards 1.6 Terabit Ethernet, revolutionizing...

From 100G to 1.6T: Navigating Timing in the New Era of High-Speed Optical Networks

Feb. 19, 2024
Discover the dynamic landscape of hyperscale data centers as they embrace accelerated AI/ML growth, propelling a transition from 100G to 400G and even 800G optical connectivity...

Supporting 5G with Fiber

April 12, 2023
Network operators continue their 5G coverage expansion – which means they also continue to roll out fiber to support such initiatives. The articles in this Lightwave On ...