Executive appointments aren't usually very newsworthy items. That's the reason you frequently see them as paid advertising items in the print paper, rather than publised as news items. Yesterday, however, newly minted Digium CEO Danny Windham rounded out his exec team with a new VP of Engineering, David Deaton. A former Adtran colleague of Windham's, Deaton has the chops and experience to really take Digium to the next level. Bringing professional engineering management on board is an enormous step in the transformation of Digium, and one which seems to have been welcomed both by Digium founder Mark Spenser, and the larger Asterisk community.
- Mark Spenser: "With this new leadership team in place, Digium is on its way to making our vision — a world based upon open communications — a reality."
- Jeremy McNamara: "Now that Mark Spencer has surrounded himself with a truly capable executive management team, l am confident that Digium Hardware and Asterisk will continue to make drastic improvements in the coming months."
And if you haven't read it yet, go check out Rich Tehrani's account of his recent visit to Hunstville. It's a great read with some wonderful pictures.