David Withers, founder and CEO Burrana, is moving to the role of non-executive chairman and has been replaced as CEO by board member Neal Nordstrom.
Withers will remain actively engaged in the business helping to drive the company’s technology development and product positioning. Paul Margis will step down as chairman but remain on the board.
Nordstrom brings extensive experience of helping newly-acquired businesses transition to fully functioning, high performance teams, and has also supported privately held, high technology companies in southern California as a board member or advisor.
Withers said: “It is of course with very mixed emotions that I make this announcement. For 12 years Burrana has been the single focus of my energy but it is the right time for me personally and the right time for the company to have a new CEO. I thank Neal for accepting the challenge and assure all our customers, suppliers and partners that I remain fully engaged and committed.”
Nordstrom said: “I am inheriting a strong team and competitive product range. Our immediate focus is of course navigating COVID-19 and coming out of it strong and ready to compete. Our recent award by Airbus as their IFEC supplier of the year is just one indication of the capabilities of this great company.”