ATX Networks says it has appointed Charlie Vogt as its president and CEO. With 30 years of experience in information technology and communications, Vogt joins the company after serving as Imagine Communications' president and CEO for four years.
Vogt oversaw the evolution of Harris Broadcast to Imagine Communications and GatesAir, ATX says. Vogt also played a large role in the media broadcast industry's transition from SDI/baseband to next-generation software-defined, IP-enabled, virtualized networks, ATX adds.
Prior to joining Harris Broadcast, Vogt was CEO of GENBAND, where he grew the company from a start-up to a major player in voice and video over IP. Vogt also held leadership roles at Taqua, Santera Systems, Accelerated Networks, Lucent, Ascend Communications, ADTRAN, Motorola, and IBM.
Vogt succeeds Ken Wildgoose, ATX's president, then CEO for the past 18 years. Wildgoose will be an ATX advisor and continue serving on the company's board of directors.
"Ken Wildgoose has led ATX through several technology lifecycles and growth, both organically and through strategic acquisitions," said Camilo E. Horvilleur, board member of ATX Networks and H.I.G. Capital managing director. "We thank Ken for his years of leadership and look forward to continuing to work with him as a member of the company's board of directors. With a distinguished history of successfully building, transforming, and growing companies, spanning the service provider and media communications industries, Charlie was a logical choice to succeed Ken."
A network infrastructure systems and commercial video services provider, ATX is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario, outside of Toronto.
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