Camgian Microsystems Corporation today announced the addition of John Reece as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.
John’s career in the high-tech industry spans 47 years dating back to 1965, where for 25 years he held management positions in production and financial planning for IBM. In the 22 years since his journey with “Big Blue,” he has remained on the forefront of the technology evolution by providing operational management and leadership, ranging from financial planning and analysis, manufacturing and quality control to customer support and site operations, for innovative technology enterprises specializing in computer hardware and software and e-commerce.
Prior to joining Camgian, John served as President and CEO of ClearOrbit (now Take Solutions), a global technology solutions and service provider of life sciences, supply chain management and enterprise solutions. He was responsible for developing and implementing ClearOrbit’s strategic vision, and ultimately engineering its complete turn-around, resulting in its acquisition by Take Solutions in June 2007.
John’s strong finance background and proven executive leadership skills were also instrumental in the success of two emerging technology firms, for whom he held stints as Chief Financial Officer. These include Tantau Software, where he raised $40M from investors and was instrumental in the merger/sale of the company within 20 months of its founding for $375M, and Reliant Data Systems, where he raised more than $7M of venture funding and played a key role in the company’s acquisition by Compuware in May of 1999.
From 1990 – 1997, John held managerial finance positions with Tandem Computers, including his role as Vice President and Corporate Controller, with global responsibility for accounting, financial planning, SEC reporting, indirect purchasing, and contracts. At that time, Tandem was a $2.3 billion company, and the dominant manufacturer of fault-tolerant computer systems for ATM networks, banks, stock exchanges, telephone switching centers, and other commercial transaction processing applications requiring maximum uptime and zero data loss.
Additionally, John has also served on various boards including Intrinsity Inc., a venture backed fabless semi-conductor company acquired by Apple in 2010.
“John will be a tremendous asset to our companyas he brings significant experience and energy to our growth strategy for moving Camgian to the next level,” said Gary D. Butler, Camgian’s Chairman and CEO. “We are very enthusiastic about John’s addition to our team.”
Recently named by Inc. Magazine as the 10th fastest growing private engineering firm in the US, Camgian Microsystems is a leading provider of advanced sensing technologies and solutions to the government and industrial sectors.