Kramer names ex-IBM executive as new CEO
Kramer Electronics has named Itzhak Bambagi as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Bambagi has held executive roles at IBM and Digital/Compaq over the last 18 years and led IBM’s IT transformational experience using cloud technologies and various digital workplace initiatives across EMEA. His appointment comes as Kramer says it wants to further drive its software and cloud-based initiatives to suit the changing needs of the AV industry.
In a statement to the press, Bambagi said: “Bringing software and cloud components further into the pro AV arena is the next step. By allowing remote support and management, we can bring standard uniformity to multisite installations, wherever they are in the world. Hassle-free solutions and an outstanding user experience are key and my IBM experience will assist in delivering technology that ‘behaves’ in ways that are wholly familiar to – and expected by – IT departments.
“The way customers consume IT and AV in an IoT enabled world will have a tremendous impact on our industry. Converging technologies bring a multitude of challenges and opportunities with software-driven solutions, cloud power, and scalability as well as opportunities for new business models, such as AV as a Service (AVaaS).”
Dr Joseph Kramer, founder, president and chairman of Kramer, said: “We are incredibly excited to share this fantastic appointment. Itzhak’s decades of experience in sales, service and operational management paired with his deep understanding of advanced networking and cloud technology will be invaluable assets as Kramer meets the continuing challenges of the converging pro AV and IT industries.”