Vaddio, a manufacturer of robotic cameras and conferencing products, recently announced the appointment of Ed Ellett as the company’s president, CEO and member of the board of directors. Ellett is a seasoned senior executive with extensive expertise in marketing, product strategy, operations and sales channel development, most recently serving as senior vice president and general manager of Nvidia’s professional solutions group. Previously, Ellett was a senior vice president and general manager of Polycom’s unified communications video business unit. Ellett holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ellett replaces Rob Sheeley, founder and CEO of Vaddio, who has served as president since founding the company with Tom Mingo in December 2002.
“We welcome Ed’s experience and leadership to the Vaddio management team,” said Vaddio founder, Rob Sheeley. “As Vaddio has grown from a couple of guys dreaming up new products as a technology startup in a back room in Minneapolis in 2002, to this amazing industry-leading camera and unified communication technology company that we are today, we knew we needed to add someone who could lead Vaddio into its next era of growth. Ed’s experience in our industry, combined with his management style, fits perfectly with Vaddio’s corporate culture and makes him the ideal leader to assume my role at Vaddio. I will continue to be involved with Vaddio as a board member and providing leadership guidance in marketing and product development strategies.”
“I am excited to join the dynamic and innovative team working at Vaddio, as well as building on the great relationships it has with its partners,” Ellett said. “The industry is undergoing change and the creative professional cameras and unified communications products from Vaddio are well aligned to these changes to meet customers’ business needs. I am looking forward to contributing and building on the growth of the company.”