Monroe Electronics has promoted Jim Heminway to chief operating officer.
Heminway joined Monroe Electronics nearly 14 years ago from Sigma International, a designer and manufacturer of advanced medical infusion devices. His work there encompassed all areas of manufacturing, engineering management, new product development, sales and marketing.
During Heminway's tenure at Monroe Electronics, he recognized opportunities in the cable TV Emergency Alert System market and oversaw the company's purchase of both Sprint North Supply's EAS business and Altronix, a manufacturer of cable video crawl equipment. In 2009, he negotiated the acquisition of Digital Alert Systems, adding the company to the growing divisions of Monroe Electronics.
"Jim's foresight and business acumen have been critical to the company's entry into the EAS market; its acquisition of key businesses and technologies; and its unmatched success in creating leading-edge EAS equipment for the cable, radio and TV broadcast, campus, IPTV, and emergency operations center markets," said William Vosteen, president of Monroe Electronics. "Furthermore, with his guidance, Monroe Electronics has drastically improved its manufacturing capabilities through new product development that has increased the company's profitability. Jim is a natural fit as our new COO."