Harris Broadcast said today that its CEO, Harris Morris, who led the company through its divestiture from Harris Corporation and subsequent acquisition by the Gores Group, will part ways with the company on July 3rd 2013.
The news was disclosed via an email sent to all Harris Broadcast staff by company chairman Carl Vogel.
No reason was given for Morris’s departure.
The company will name a new CEO on Tuesday July 9, 2013.
The text of Vogel’s email can be found below:
Date: Tuesday July 2, 2013
To: Harris Broadcast Employees
From: Carl Vogel, Chairman of the Board
“This is to inform you that, based on discussions with the board of directors of Harris Broadcast, Harris Morris is transitioning from the Company, effective end of day tomorrow.
“We thank Harris for his contributions to the company over his tenure and for guiding Harris Broadcast through the end of the fiscal year in its transition to an independent company. We wish Harris well as he pursues new opportunities.
“We are excited about the future and look forward to the next chapter for Harris Broadcast. As such, we will be announcing the new CEO to the company on Tuesday, July 9th”
Morris joined the Harris Broadcast & Communications (BCD) business unit in January 2008 as VP software systems. He became president of Harris BCD in February 2010.
In February 2013, Morris was named CEO of Harris Broadcast when it became an independent company following the purchase of Harris BCD by the Gores Group from Harris Corporation.
Prior to his time at Harris, Morris was chief strategy officer at Thomson Learning; and was a partner and vice president for Bain & Company, a global business consulting firm. In his 13 years with Bain & Company, he helped a wide variety of global clients analyze markets, develop growth strategies, expand into international markets and drive operational efficiencies.
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