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Sencore Names New CEO

Sioux Falls, SD — John Suranyi has been named the new CEO of Sencore, the Sioux Falls-based manufacturer of advanced video signal delivery equipment and electronic measurement instruments. Suranyi is the former president of sales and service at DirecTV, CEO of Cheetah Advanced Technologies Inc., and national vice president, Dish Network Service Corporation. Suranyi succeeds Al Bowden who announced in February that he would be leaving Sencore.

In January, The Riverside Company, the largest global private equity firm announced that it had acquired Sencore. Riverside partner Kristin Newhall noted that Suranyi is the right person at the right time to guide the manufacturer. “His proven ability to drive customer satisfaction, value, and growth has never been more important to Sencore than in this challenging economic environment,” she said. “We look forward to working closely with John and the Sencore team on expanding the company’s product offering and expanding internationally.”

A Jackson, Wyoming, native, Suranyi earned a BS in business from the University of Wyoming and has held numerous executive management positions in communications industry, the primary market for Sencore’s products.

“This is an outstanding opportunity,” Suranyi said in a written statement. “Sencore offers a broad suite of products serving multiple segments of the global video, audio and data transmission industries and is well-positioned to fill the growing market demand for advanced technology. Sencore will continue to capitalize on the ever-changing technology in the growing broadcast industry.”