SALT LAKE CITY, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global communications and entertainment solutions company, today announced the promotion of industry veteran Michael Braithwaite to Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) responsible for creating, executing and sustaining strategic initiatives within the company.
Braithwaite joined ClearOne in 2009 through the acquisition of NetStreams, and has previously served as the company's Senior Vice President of Technology. In his new role, he will lead ClearOne's long-term planning, including the formulation, development and implementation of revenue generating strategies and policies.
"Michael is an innovative, proven leader who has played a critical role in fusing StreamNet technology into ClearOne's expanding product portfolio," said Zee Hakimoglu, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of ClearOne. "We believe that his insight into emerging growth trends and his ability to create and manage a strategic culture within an organization bring strong credentials to this role that will enable us to maintain our leadership position in the industry."
"ClearOne is known for its technology leadership and ability to meet the evolving needs of its end-users," said Braithwaite. "I'm excited to continue bolstering our reputation by monitoring industry trends, driving adoption rates for our technology and capturing new markets with innovative solutions that enhance the user experience."
Braithwaite brings more than two decades of experience in the professional audio and consumer electronics industries. He currently serves as Chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association R10 working group technical committee, and is an active member in technology standard efforts.