Dean Meyer promoted to Pelco president and CEO
Pelco has promotoed Dean Meyer to the position of Pelco President and CEO, effective January 21, 2008. Meyer is replacing David L. McDonald, who has served as Pelco President and CEO for the past 20 years. McDonald will continue his work with the company in the role as Chairman of the Board.
“Dean’s tenacity, energy, and strong people skills have quickly earned
him the respect of all – including me,” says McDonald. “I am not just
comfortable, but truly excited about Pelco’s future under Dean’s
Meyer is responsible not only for continuing the transition and
organizational refocus as a result of the recent Schneider Electric
merger, but also for ensuring that the true business and value-creation
opportunities are realized.
“I am excited about the challenges of this opportunity,” Meyer says.
“Although it’s important to note that obviously we are part of a big
corporate company with the Schneider merger, I also think it is equally
important to protect those things that have made Pelco so successful in
its own right – namely the customer service model, the community
outreach, the employee empowerment. So I am very sensitized to the
blend of shareholder accountability and the entrepreneurial core values
Meyer began his professional career with Texas
Instruments, where he spent 11 years in manufacturing, production
control, material planning and assembly. In 1993, he joined Control
Systems International, which would eventually be acquired by TAC and
Schneider Electric. With TAC Americas, Meyer was responsible for a
number of operations areas, including manufacturing, purchasing, sales,
engineering and marketing. For the last seven years, he was president
of TAC Americas and most recently he has served as Pelco COO since