Savi has appointed J. Richard (Rich) Carlson as CEO. Sean McGuinness, who had been interim CEO, will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors. A technology leader with more than 20 years’ experience in the software and wireless space, Carlson is the founder and president of the Neon Dolphin Technology Group where he advised and helped grow IoT (Internet of Things) and software firms. Prior to founding Neon Dolphin, Carlson spent eight years as CEO at Wireless Matrix Corporation. He currently serves on the advisory board of Geotab, Inc. of Oakville, Ontario, one of the fastest growing telematics companies in the world, and Zerion Software, a mobile workflow leader, based in Herndon, Virginia. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Michael Saunders is president and CEO of the the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) for a one-year interim term. Saunders holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business with a concentration in Human Resources from Barry University. He has been the vice-president and chief technology officer at CATSA since 2008. From 1980 to 2008, he occupied different management positions with growing responsibilities at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
Steven Barto is Seegrid‘s new chief financial officer. Most recently, he was executive vice-president and CFO of ITC Global (acquired by Panasonic Corporation), a provider of carrier-grade global satellite solutions for industrial operations in remote and harsh regions. Barto comes to Seegrid with more than 30 years of experience and has held CFO and executive positions at both privately held and public technology companies. Before ITC Global, Barto held positions at Vocollect (acquired by Honeywell), BPL Global, Ltd, a smart grid technology company (acquired by Danaher, now Fortive), and previously held executive financial leadership positions at Ericsson, Marconi, and RELTEC. Barto is also a CPA who began his career and worked through Senior Manager at Price Waterhouse (now PwC).
Stuart Morris-Hipkins has joined Owens & Minor as executive vice-president, global manufacturer services. In this new role, he will be responsible for the company’s domestic and international manufacturer services business, strategic supply management, and global sourcing. As a member of the company’s executive leadership team, Morris-Hipkins will work directly with Cody Phipps, president and CEO. Morris-Hipkins’ most recent role was senior vice-president and general manager for Smith and Nephew, PLC, and before that, he served as vice-president of global sales and marketing for Smiths Medical. Morris-Hipkins is a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has a Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences. With a dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom, Morris-Hipkins and his family will relocate to Richmond, Virginia.