InFocus Announces Executive Changes; Announcement Ushers in Next Phase of Company's Bold Re-Invention.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 9, 2003
John V. Harker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of InFocus(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:INFS INFS InFocus Corporation (stock symbol) ), today announced the appointment of Kyle Ranson to President and Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. (COO), and Mike Yonker to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. These appointments are a continuation of the company's aggressive plan to return to profitable growth.
Ranson was previously InFocus' Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing.
"Kyle's pragmatic business approach coupled with his global experience in sales, marketing, product development and supply chain management are critical components of the company's plan to restructure and re-invent itself," said John V. Harker, Chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of InFocus. "His demonstrated commitment to understanding our customers and partners has earned him the respect of the company and the industry."
Ranson has held executive level positions with Compaq and Hewlett Packard and various roles with Newberry Data and Vickers Defense System in both the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and United Kingdom. His business expertise spans the globe with hands-on experience in all major global markets.
"I am looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead for us at InFocus. There are great successes to build upon with both the outstanding new products and emerging new markets around the world," said Kyle Ranson. "Leading this incredible team will afford me the opportunity to leverage my past experiences and continue the re-invention of InFocus. Aggressive sales and marketing strategies coupled with innovative product design and development will truly redefine Verb 1. redefine - give a new or different definition to; "She redefined his duties"
define, delimit, delimitate, delineate, specify - determine the essential quality of
2. the customer experience and achieve overall excellence in everything we do."
"Mike Yonker has been invaluable in our two-year journey to restructure and re-invent InFocus for profitable growth and competitive excellence. His dedication and high energy have been critical to our progress," said Harker. "Both Kyle and Mike have truly embraced the spirit of InFocus and both will continue to report to the Chairman and CEO."
About InFocus Corporation
InFocus(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:INFS), the worldwide leader in digital projection technology and services, enhances thinking, learning and creativity in boardrooms, meeting rooms and classrooms and delivers superior home entertainment experiences by vividly projecting larger-than-life images from multiple sources including computers, DVD players A stand-alone device that plays DVDs. It contains a DVD drive and the electronics to decode the digital video. The device may play only manufactured DVDs, or it may be able to play DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs. DVD players are cabled to a TV or home theater system for display. , and PDAs. A recognized projection pioneer and innovator, InFocus provides the most comprehensive line of business and home projectors, projector management tools, wireless technology and projection engines. From the smallest and lightest mobile projectors and feature-packed meeting room products to the finest and most compact home entertainment projection solutions, InFocus has garnered industry acclaim for design, functionality and intuitive solutions. InFocus Corporation's global headquarters are located in Wilsonville, Oregon Wilsonville is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. The population was 13,991 at the 2000 census, and as of 2005 was estimated to be 16,510. Geography
Wilsonville is located at (45.306805, -122. , USA, with regional offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit the InFocus Corporation web site at www.infocus.com or contact the company toll-free at 800-294-6400 (U.S. and Canada) or 503-685-8888 worldwide.
InFocus, Proxima, LiteShow and LP are registered trademarks and ASK and ScreenPlay screenplay
Written text that provides the basis for a film production. Screenplays usually include not only the dialogue spoken by the characters but also a shot-by-shot outline of the film's action. are trademarks of InFocus Corporation, and "Digital Light Processing" and "DLP (Digital Light Processing) A data projection technology from TI that produces clear, readable images on screens in lit rooms. DLP is used in all types of projection devices, from data projectors that weigh only a few pounds to large rear-projection TVs to electronic " are trademarks of Texas Instruments See TI.
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A TI engineer, Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958. Three TI employees left the company in 1982 to start Compaq. .