ProSoft Technology names new CEO and chairman of the board
July 25, 2011 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
ProSoft Technology, a Bakersfield, Calif.-based industrial communications company, has appointed Janice Hungerford as its new CEO. Hungerford, the first employee of ProSoft Technology and former managing director of North America, brings decades of industry experience and a fundamental understanding of the goals and vision of the organization.
Hungerford succeeds Gary Joke, appointed interim president in a unanimously supported decision in 2008 following the loss of founder, Douglas Sharratt. Joke, acting chief financial officer for ProSoft Technology since its incorporation, will retain this role in addition to assuming the role of chairman of the board, helping to guide and accomplish key initiatives and objectives set by the board.
“I am very pleased that Janice Hungerford has agreed to step into my role as our new CEO,” comments Joke. “Her undeniable passion, history and extensive experience with ProSoft Technology allows a seamless transition that is key to the organization. Together we look forward to exciting opportunities for growth and new leadership, while preserving the unique family tradition held by ProSoft Technology.”
“It is an honour to return to ProSoft Technology in the capacity of CEO,” comments Hungerford. “Together with the board and global managing directors, it is our intent to help ProSoft Technology achieve the abundant growth anticipated in coming years.”
ProSoft Technology specializes in the development of industrial communication solutions for automation and control applications.