Audinate Ups Aidan Williams To CEO
Audinate, developer of the professional AV industry Dante audio-over-IP networking solution, announced today that Aidan Williams, the company’s CTO and co-founder, will succeed Lee Ellison as CEO. Ellison informed the company of his intention to retire on Sept. 13 following release of the Company’s 2019 full year financial results.
Audinate’s Chairman David Krall said: “Lee has been a key contributor to the growth of Audinate, and the results speak for themselves. Under Lee’s leadership as CEO over the past 11 years, Audinate has become the global market leader in audio networking for the professional AV industry. Lee led the company through its successful IPO in June 2017, and since its listing Audinate has consistently delivered strong results and record growth.
“Together with Lee and the Board, we developed a succession plan over the last year to ensure a smooth transition of the CEO role. Our plan was for Aidan to follow Lee into the CEO role, and we are delighted that this will occur. Having co-founded Audinate, Aidan has been a guiding force in its product innovation and strategy and will continue to do so as CEO. With a talented team in place, we are confident of a smooth transition and continued growth,” Krall added.