Thinklogical Names Joe Pajer Chief Executive Officer
January 10, 2012 – Thinklogical, the leading provider of fiber optic video switching and KVM systems, today announced that Joe Pajer has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Pajer brings more than 20 years of senior executive experience in technology businesses to Thinklogical. Prior to joining Thinklogical, Mr. Pajer was CEO of Vocollect, a leading provider of voice recognition enabled computing systems used to manage mobile workforces. Mr. Pajer previously held leadership positions with Marconi, FORE Systems, Compaq Computer Corporation and AT&T. Mr. Pajer holds an M.S. degree in management and a B.S. degree in civil engineering/engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Thinklogical, headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, is a portfolio company of Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. Steven F. Kaplan, general partner at Riverside Partners and Chairman of the Board of Thinklogical, said, “We are excited to have Joe leading Thinklogical after seeing firsthand what he was able to accomplish as CEO of Vocollect, a Riverside Partners portfolio company until its sale to Intermec in 2011.”
Mr. Kaplan added, “Thinklogical is the technology and market leader in high-end fiber-based video switching equipment and has experienced significant growth during the past few years, achieving record revenues in 2011. We are confident that Joe’s leadership will help the Company achieve even higher growth levels driven by continued growth of video applications worldwide, Thinklogical’s new product plans and expansion of its global distribution channels.”
Thinklogical President and Co-Founder David Cheever added, “The entire management team and I are thrilled about Joe’s appointment and committed to working with him to help Thinklogical achieve its full potential. As Thinklogical continues to expand, Joe will help us increase our market leadership position, as well as continue to innovate, grow and expand in the global market.”
“I am excited to be named CEO of Thinklogical,” said Mr. Pajer. “Thinklogical is an innovative company that develops new products that excite our customers. The company’s engineering talent, combined with its incredible customer support, assures its continued success in creating significant value for our customers.”
Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, SDI, and DVI extension solutions, as well as Information Assurance (NATO, Common Criteria, EAL4, TEMPEST) accredited fiber matrix routers and switches. Organizations worldwide rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for optimal performance in secure visual computing environments. Through pioneering next generation fiber optic extension, switching and server management technologies, Thinklogical helps customers reduce cost and simplify the management of complex computing infrastructures. Thinklogical sells directly and through integrator and VAR channels, and is privately held and headquartered in Milford, Connecticut.
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