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Harris Broadcast Names Charlie Vogt CEO

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Jul 09 2013

Harris Broadcast announced it has appointed Charlie Vogt as CEO.

A 25-year veteran of the IT and communications industry,  Vogt joins Harris Broadcast following nine years as president and CEO of GENBAND where he led a company transformation that encompassed six acquisitions, including Tekelec SSG, NextPoint Networks and Nortel’s VoIP Business. Through successful organic innovation, attention to operational integration and relentless focus on customers, GENBAND became no. 1 in VoIP and delivered a compound annual growth rate of ~100 percent during his tenure

Charlie Vogt -- Harris Broadcast CEO


Vogt succeeds Harris Morris, who was appointed president of Harris Broadcast when it was a subsidiary of Harris Corporation in 2010, led the company through its divestiture process and guided the transition period to The Gores Group ownership, including the completion of fiscal year 2013.

“Charlie’s proven track record of taking companies with powerful and promising technology to the next level uniquely positions him to lead this business,” said Carl Vogel, Harris Broadcast Chairman and board member of Dish Network. “His decision to join Harris Broadcast as President and CEO likewise reflects the promise and potential behind the company’s market-leading technology, marquee customers and exceptional employees. Charlie will bring to Harris Broadcast vision, leadership, creativity and operational discipline as well as an entrepreneurial and customer-first culture.”

Mr. Vogel added: “The radio and TV broadcasting industry is embarking on a significant transformation from digital to IP. Charlie was a natural choice as his IP domain knowledge and experience gained while assisting global service providers and cable operators transition to IP has uniquely prepared him to lead the company as this industry undergoes a similar trajectory. We thank Harris Morris for his contributions in guiding Harris Broadcast as we acquired the business and transitioned the company to independence – we wish him well as he pursues new opportunities.”

“I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about joining Harris Broadcast, especially at a time when broadcasters, cable networks and multi-channel content distributors are experiencing so much change – from the impact of on-demand to content delivery on multiple screens and the digital transition to video and audio over IP,” said Mr. Vogt. “I have spent my professional career building businesses, fostering an entrepreneurial culture and introducing disruptive technologies that transform business models. I look forward to leading the Harris Broadcast team to accelerate innovation in areas that will enable the company to experience market-leading growth.”

Mr. Vogt added: “Through investments in R&D and strategic acquisitions, Harris has built the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of content management technology. The company is well positioned in the broadcast market with unique capabilities such as combining automation, digital asset management, playout and sales and scheduling into a single solution. These strategic assets form an ideal foundation upon which we will invest and differentiate.”

Appointed CEO of GENBAND in 2004, Mr. Vogt expanded GENBAND’s operations to more than 50 countries and secured 80 of the top 100 communications service provider and cable operators as customers. While leading an industry wide transition to IP, he also advised the Federal Communications Commission Chairman on matters of technology and spectrum serving on the FCC advisory council. Mr. Vogt has received industry wide recognition for his leadership, operational acumen and tangible accomplishments including Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year,” Dallas Metroplex Technology Business Council CEO of the Year, Global Telecom’s “Power 100” and Light Reading’s top 10 “movers & shakers.” In September 2012, The Wall Street Journal named GENBAND the no. 1 privately funded company in America topping a list of 5,900 companies.

Prior to his tenure as President and CEO of GENBAND, Mr. Vogt served as President and CEO of Taqua, an IP switching company, which was acquired by Tekelec in 2004. Before Taqua, Mr. Vogt was instrumental in the operational and financial growth of four standard-setting technology companies including ADTRAN, Ascend Communications, Accelerated Networks and Santera Systems. ADTRAN, Ascend Communications and Accelerated Networks executed IPOs, while Santera Systems was acquired. Following Lucent Technologies’ $20 billion acquisition of Ascend Communications in 1999, Mr. Vogt became a senior member of the leadership team.

Mr. Vogt has served as chairman of two companies and as a board member of five companies, in addition to serving on the board of Telecommunications Industry Association, the Federal Communications Commission Advisory Council and the Dallas Metroplex Technology Business Council. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Computer Science from Saint Louis University, where he also played Division I NCAA baseball.



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Harris Broadcast CEO to Part Ways with Company

broadcast technology market research | Posted by Joe Zaller
Jul 02 2013

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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