Andrew Dark, CEO
Andrew has been a Non-Executive Board Director of Displaydata since 2005. He became interim CEO in 2012 and was appointed to the position full-time in July 2013. A highly experienced CEO, both of public and private companies, Andrew has a strong record of delivering business growth. He was previously CEO of mBlox Inc, and, as CEO of DataCash plc, led the company through a period of 10X growth prior to its sale to MasterCard. His retail experience spans over 30 years and includes senior roles with NCR, RIVA Group, TEC and others. Andrew is also a Non-Executive Director of FTSE 250 company Paysafe Group (ticker PAYS), Chairman of Miura Systems ltd, and a Director of New Era Sports Management (Digital) ltd.
DAVID DIX, SVP SOLUTIONS DEVELOPMENT
David joined Displaydata in 2003. He’s responsible for developing our product portfolio, creating our wireless communications solution and played a lead role in design and development of our enterprise platform. David has over 25 years’ experience in the design and development of hardware and software-based product solutions, specialising in low cost, power-efficient wireless communications. He previously worked for Red-M, a start-up venture focused on the control and management of wireless networking, where he helped create an innovative Bluetooth wireless voice and data network. David is credited for developing the world’s first commercial Bluetooth module for PDAs.
JOHN MCEACHRAN, SVP OPERATIONS
John manages Displaydata’s Research and Development site in Malvern, the UK, and oversees the company’s Manufacturing, Logistics, and Supply-Chain Operations. His background is in high-tech electronics, including semiconductors, compound semiconductors and displays. He joined Displaydata in 2007 to manage the move to high-volume manufacturing following senior roles at major brands including National Semiconductor, Fujitsu, GSK, Kamelain, and MED. John has extensive experience in Global Supply Chain and has a significant network of contacts in Asia.
JON VARNEY, CFO
Jon joined Displaydata as CFO in June 2012. Jon is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of international experience as a Finance Director for both public and private companies, across a range of sectors including, Manufacturing, Aerospace and Technology. He has a strong pedigree in international mergers and acquisitions, and has worked with a broad range of institutional investors. Prior to joining Displaydata, Jon held the position of CFO at Becrypt, a specialist provider of software security solutions to the UK and US Governments, following on from his role of CFO then CEO at AIM-listed Conder Environmental plc. Jon gained FTSE100 experience in the Aerospace and Defence sector, as a Finance Director at both Smiths Group plc, and TI Group plc. During this period he gained experience in setting up manufacturing facilities in the Far East and the implementation of lean manufacturing. Jon graduated in Chemistry from Liverpool University, and then joined Arthur Andersen, where he specialised in corporate recovery.