Harris Broadcast names Charlie Vogt CEO


HarrisLess than a week after letting its CEO Harris Morris go, Harris Broadcast has a new chief. Morris was let go after five months, after transitioning the company through its purchase by the Gores Group from Harris Corp. Vogt brings 25 years of IT and telecom experience to the table. He was previously CEO of GENBAND, a privately-held company that makes IP-based software and infrastructure products for mobile and cable network service providers.

“Charlie’s proven track record of taking companies with powerful and promising technology to the next level uniquely positions him to lead this business,” Carl Vogel, Harris Broadcast Chairman and Dish Network board member, said in a statement. “His decision to join Harris Broadcast as president and CEO likewise reflects the promise and potential behind the company’s market-leading technology, marquee customer and exceptional employees. 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.”

Vogt has served on the board of Telecommunications Industry Association, the FCC Advisory Council and the Dallas Metroplex Technology Business Council.