Carl Dempsey steps down as Michael Kelly takes reins at Wohler Technologies
Carl Dempsey, who has been president and CEO for nine years and with the company for 21 years, is stepping down from day-to-day operations at Wohler Technologies. He is expected to stay on Wohler’s board of directors. The company has announced a new CEO and an update of its strategic shift to IP and software-centric designs.
Michael Kelly has been promoted to president and CEO, effective immediately. Kelly joined the company in January 2007 and most recently served as the executive vice president of finance and planning.
During that time, Kelly was instrumental in two acquisitions and, in his planning capacity, helped develop strategies and tactics in all areas. As president and CEO, he will focus on completing development of the iAM line and adding to the engineering team in order to promote further product development.
“Our shift toward software-defined solutions ensures that Wohler customers will continue to have the leading-edge tools they need to work more efficiently and effectively than ever,” Kelly said. “The market’s positive response to iAM-MADI confirms this strategy, and we look forward to launching additional iAM products in the first quarter of 2016.”
In April 2015, Wohler launched the iAM-MADI multichannel monitoring system, the first in a series of new products featuring a software-defined design. To expand the iAM line and develop additional software-defined products, Wohler is increasing its investments in software engineers and product management. This expertise will enhance Wohler’s ability to identify emerging customer needs, leverage new industry standards, and then develop products and features that serve those market opportunities.
Wohler also is widening its capabilities surrounding technologies such as AES67, Aspen, and Dante to meet growing customer demand for IP-based audio, video, and data monitoring solutions.