AVID Products, Inc., a 100% employee-owned provider of audio, entertainment and comfort solutions, has named Thomas Finn as its new President & CEO.
Finn is an accomplished growth and transformation leader with more than 25 years of experience spanning numerous technologies, industries and geographies. Passionate about envisioning and enabling the future and developing/delivering products and solutions to real world issues, he most recently was COO and Interim CEO of Shapeways, an end-to-end platform which enables entrepreneurs to “create their products and build their businesses”. Previously, Finn has held numerous commercial and operational leadership roles at Gerber Technology, Lucent Technologies, Solectron (now FLEX), and Texas Instruments.
“Tom has extensive experience in growing and transforming businesses; and, we are thrilled that he will be applying his broad experience, vision and energy to our Customers, Partners, Community and Employee-owners”, said Jeff Allen, Chairman, AVID Board of Directors.
Founded in 1951 to originally focus on the Airline market, AVID today leverages their core values of Expertise, Collaboration, Empowerment and Ingenuity to enhance life experiences through its solutions for the Travel, Hospitality, Education, Healthcare and Lifestyle markets.
“While excited about how far we have come in our diversification of markets and solutions, as well as in becoming 100% employee-owned ESOP company, I look forward to accelerating our vision to become the partner of choice in application-specific audio, entertainment and comfort solutions,” said Finn.
Finn succeeds Michael Twist, who served as AVID’s President and CEO for the past 6 years and led the Company’s successful diversification from its historic focus on the Airline market, as well as, AVID’s transition to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company. Twist remains with the Company and will spearhead AVID’s international growth with initial emphasis on the European market.
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