Gaydon is new CEO at Pace Micro Technology

Neil Gaydon

Set-top box maker Pace Micro Technology has announced that Neil Gaydon, currently Pace's sales and marketing chief, will succeed retiring CEO John Dyson from next Friday.

Gaydon, who joined Pace in 1995, has led the development of Pace's customer and product strategy and heads up the company's global sales, marketing, technology and product management teams. Gaydon was general manager of Pace Americas from 1999 to 2003.

Pace chairman Sir Michael Bett said Gaydon's "strategic vision" had helped the company become a "leader in the global markets for digital television technology, winning business with some of the world's most important operators through an outstanding product portfolio".

Bett paid tribute to Dyson. "He turned the Company around following a difficult period and laid the foundations for Pace's future."

Pace also announced engineering director David McKinney had been promoted to chief operating officer. "In this role he will lead Pace's engineering and operations teams and drive greater efficiencies through the group's end-to-end product development processes," said the company in a statement.

Lovelace Consulting  |  05.04.2006

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