Charles Joseph Named President and Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors
Scottsdale, AZ – JANUARY 3rd, 2014 – HEMISPHERE GNSS, Inc. today announced that Chuck Joseph has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Joseph has also been appointed to the Hemisphere GNSS Board of Directors.
Mr. Joseph has over 30 years of executive leadership across multiple industries, serving in corporate officer and Board of Director capacities. He has extensive proven experience in GNSS OEM and direct sales market segments including survey and mapping, GIS, machine control, marine, avionics, personal (mobile) navigation, and tracking systems.
Prior to joining Hemisphere GNSS, Mr. Joseph most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of nusola™, Inc., an energy technology company he co-founded and where he continues to serve as Executive Chairman of the Board. Previously, among other roles, Mr. Joseph was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR), the leader in tactile feedback technology focused on GPS centric mobile and industrial applications, Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Magellan Corporation and Executive Vice President and General Manager of Trimble Navigation (NASDAQ: TRMB).
“Chuck is a proven executive with the experience and expertise to lead Hemisphere GNSS as we enter our next phase of growth and development,” said Jonathan Ladd, Chairman of the Hemisphere GNSS Board of Directors. “Over the course of his career, Chuck has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to develop critical corporate strategies to help innovative companies scale and grow globally. His understanding of our business, significant international experience, and deep OEM and GNSS industry experience make him ideally suited to lead Hemisphere as we seek to accelerate company growth.”
“Hemisphere has long been recognized for its pioneering and trend setting high-precision GNSS technology, and I look forward to leading the company’s talented team as we make the strategic decisions necessary to expand our market share and OEM presence globally,” said Mr. Joseph. “Leveraging our deep GNSS experience and strong, core GNSS technologies, along with UniStrong’s high quality, low-cost product design and development resources, Hemisphere is poised for significant global growth.”
In conjunction with the reported change in management, Hemisphere GNSS is also announcing the departure of Phil Gabriel, the company’s previous President, effective today. Mr. Ladd commented, “Phil was instrumental in getting our company off the ground after the acquisition from AgJunction Inc. (TSX: AJX) in early 2013. We thank Phil for his contributions and dedication during the past year, and wish him good fortune and success on his next endeavor.”
About Hemisphere GNSS, Inc.
Hemisphere GNSS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GNSS products for positioning, heading, and navigation applications for marine, survey, construction, mapping, OEM, and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and other intellectual property and sells globally with several leading product brands, including Crescent®, Eclipse™, and Vector™ for precise GNSS applications. Hemisphere GNSS has its business headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA with a product development, sales, and marketing facility in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Hemisphere GNSS is part of UniStrong Science & Technology Co., Beijing, China. For more information about Hemisphere GNSS, please go to www.HemisphereGNSS.com.