InFocus hires long-time board member to lead global growth, expands worldwide team
PORTLAND, Ore. – September 29, 2015 — In expectation of substantial growth in the second half of 2015 and beyond, InFocus Corporation’s (www.infocus.com) Board of Directors has named long-time board member Mark Housley its new CEO, effective immediately. In preparation for growth, the company has also expanded its worldwide team and product line-up.
Housley’s arrival comes as InFocus is expanding its global team and product lines to match current and projected growth in 2016. The growth will come from global expansion of the brand in new regions as well as the addition of convergent product lines providing additional reach for both current and future products created with strategic partners, such as Foxconn. Together the companies have successfully created a proven line of InFocus core products, from all-in-one videoconferencing whiteboard systems to large-format touch displays to projection. Continuing with their joint success, InFocus looks to take these products, as well as additional consumer electronics into specific emerging markets, such as India, China, Taiwan, Indonesia and parts of Europe. In support of the global growth, InFocus is also increasing staffing within its worldwide teams, most notably with the addition of Housley.
Housley has served on InFocus’ board since 2009 and will continue to hold his board seat while concurrently serving as CEO. Housley is committed to establishing InFocus as the dominant brand in the collaboration solutions market, matching its historical preeminence in the projector market dating back to its launch of the first-ever digital projectors in 1986. Raymond Yu, who has been serving as interim CEO, will retain his role as InFocus president.
“InFocus is in a unique position where, since becoming privately held, it’s had the opportunity to observe the dynamic collaboration technology market and, through some rebuilding years, invest in research and development to create a formidable product line-up and future roadmap that will change the way people connect across the table and around the world,” said Housley. “To support this and to position the company for imminent growth and success, we are expanding our global team and offerings.”
“We have invested in every area of our business to ensure that we offer our customers the very best products and services that empower and enhance collaboration,” continued Housley. “We’re also making changes to strengthen our channel relationships and provide the flawless post-sale support that both our channel partners and customers expect from a U.S.-based company. We are committed to delivering products and services that are nothing short of extraordinary.”
Housley is a proven leader with a long tenure in engineering and executive leadership. His experience and vision for collaboration technology, its values and applications, comes at the ideal time to further propel InFocus’ growth. Previously, Housley served as CEO of several industry-leading companies, including Vigilent, Radius and Glimmerglass and served on the board of directors at Portrait Displays and Apton Biosystems. He was also part of the leadership teams at IBM, Media 100, Siemens as well as being on the founding team of Splash Technology and Silicon Wireless.
InFocus has led the world in connecting people and ideas across the conference table, devices and cultures around the globe for nearly 30 years. While projection, the market InFocus created nearly 30 years ago, remains a core business for InFocus, in recent years the company’s product line-up has evolved to include everything people need to more effectively collaborate with each other both inside and outside of the classroom and conference room.
From MVP100 video phones to Mondopad, the first-ever large-format, touchscreen, all-in-one video conferencing and collaboration solution, InFocus products and services bring people and teams closer. Continuing that trend, the company recently announced LightCast Technology, which allows users to display content from laptops, smartphones and tablets on a variety of InFocus devices, including Mondopads,JTouch Whiteboards, and DigiEaselsmart displays.
For more information about InFocus Mondopad, projectors and our full line of collaboration solutions, please visit www.infocus.com.
About InFocus Corp.
InFocus, the inventor of the modern day projector, is innovating collaboration solutions that drive successful, visual teamwork in large venues, conference rooms, classrooms and workstations throughout the world. InFocus creates affordable solutions to deliver fluid, convenient, dynamic ways to stay connected anytime, anywhere. Delivering end-to-end, system-level solutions, InFocus is enabling people to connect, share and collaborate. Visit www.InFocus.com or www.InFocusStore.com. Follow InFocus on social media at facebook.com/InFocusCorp, linkedin.com/company/InFocus or twitter.com/InFocusCorp and twitter.com/InFocusEDU.