ViewCast CEO George Platt retiring; David Stoner will succeed Platt

ViewCast Corporation, a provider
of streaming media hardware and software, announced that Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer George C. Platt will retire as the company’s chief executive
officer effective at the close of business on July 31, 2008, and will be
succeeded by President and Chief Operating Officer David T. Stoner.
Additionally, Stoner has
been appointed to ViewCast’s board of directors, effective immediately, which
increases to five the number of board members, including Platt who will remain
chairman.
Platt said: “This is
a good time for the pending transition, as prospects for ViewCast’s continued
success are excellent. In addition, this change in leadership is well deserved,
because Dave has done an exceptional job as president and chief operating
officer. Therefore, in his capable hands, I am confident that the company will
succeed with its plan for 2008 and beyond.”
Stoner remarked: “For
many years, George has been the guiding force behind ViewCast. The management
team and employees appreciate his leadership, wisdom and commitment, and,
through his role as chairman, he will continue to help guide ViewCast in the
future.”
Stoner has more than 20
years of experience managing the development and marketing of video-related
hardware and software. He joined ViewCast as vice president of operations in
August 1996 and became president and chief operating officer in October 2005.
Prior to ViewCast from 1994 to 1996, he was vice president of engineering for
Connectware, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AMP Inc. From 1986 to 1994,
Stoner was employed by Visual Information Technologies, Inc.
(“VITec”), a manufacturer of video, imaging, and graphics products,
which was purchased by Connectware, Inc. At VITec, he managed the development
of hardware and software products, and served in various positions including
Vice President of Engineering. From 1979 to 1986 Stoner served in various engineering
positions at Texas Instruments, Inc. He received his Bachelor of Science degree
in electrical engineering from the University
of Kansas.