CalAmp Appoints Chris Adams as President and Chief Executive Officer
Company hires technology veteran to accelerate its transformation and drive profitable growth
IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a connected intelligence company helping people and organizations improve operational performance with telematics solutions, is pleased to announce that Chris Adams will be joining the company as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective January 22, 2024.
Adams is an accomplished technology leader who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to CalAmp. He possesses a unique combination of technical depth, operational skills, and general management experience from a broad range of technology companies – most recently as VP/GM of the Automotive Sensing Division at onsemi.
“After a comprehensive search process, we are pleased to welcome Chris as CalAmp’s new President and CEO. His deep experience in semiconductor, hardware, and software solutions across several market segments – most recently in the automotive segment – makes him an excellent choice to lead CalAmp through the next phase of its transformation. We have great confidence in his ability to drive the company to create greater value for customers and investors,” said Henry Maier, Chairman of the Board at CalAmp.
Adams started his career in engineering and engineering leadership and has served in general management roles for more than 20 years. Prior to his current role at onsemi, Adams held business unit leadership roles with LSI Logic, Sony Electronics, and BAE Systems. Adams also served as President and CEO of Pixim, an imaging semiconductor company that was subsequently acquired by Sony Electronics. Adams holds a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
“I'm excited to have the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization, which has such deep expertise in the large and growing telematics industry,” said Adams. “CalAmp has long been an innovator and I believe the transformation the organization has been undergoing will provide more value to customers and ultimately lasting value to investors. The organization has all the ingredients necessary to drive profitable growth and to solidify its leadership position in telematics solutions.”
Jason Cohenour, Interim CEO of CalAmp, will be working with Chris and the CalAmp management team to ensure a smooth transition of leadership responsibilities. Following the transition, Cohenour will resume his role as independent director of CalAmp’s board of directors.
CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP) provides flexible solutions to help organizations worldwide monitor, track and protect their vital assets. Our unique device-enabled software and cloud platform enables commercial and government organizations worldwide to improve efficiency, safety, visibility and compliance while accommodating the unique ways they do business. With over 10 million active edge devices and 275+ approved or pending patents, CalAmp is the telematics leader organizations turn to for innovation and dependability. For more information, visit calamp.com, or LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube or CalAmp Blog.
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