Citing the need to step away from daily operations to concentrate on strategic endeavors, Dave Robison has resigned as CEO of DSI Systems.
Robison will remain active on the DSI board of directors and heavily involved in the overall direction of the company. Doug Robison will assume the title of president and CEO, adding these responsibilities to his current duties.
Dave Robison, one of the company’s co-founders with his father, Buck Robison, has been with DSI since its inception in 1984.
“DSI is in good hands with Doug and the leadership that he provides,” Robison said. “We have an outstanding management team, and DSI is positioned for great things in the future. I will still be strategically involved in helping DSI achieve its near and long term goals.”
Doug Robison has been with DSI since 1986 and has been its president since 2001, overseeing the sales organization, marketing, merchandising and its DIRECTV business. He will continue in this role while adding CEO responsibilities.
“Dave’s leadership was the impetus behind DSI’s tremendous growth for 28 years and its strong position in both the CE and satellite businesses,” Doug Robison said. “His daily presence will be missed, but he will still be an important strategic leader to our business. We feel we are positioned for growth in both CE and satellite in the long term, as well as other initiatives that we have recently launched or are working on. Products like ViaSat’s Exede satellite broadband and Toshiba’s tablet and PC are part of the categories that are really taking off for us. Our management team is one of the best in the
industry and we are well positioned for the future.”
In other DSI news, Jerry Satoren has been promoted to executive vice president of CE Sales and will have full responsibility for DSI’s CE business, including sales, merchandising, and vendor relationships. He will continue reporting to Doug Robison.