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Aug 20, 2015

Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with Planar's VP and CFO, Ryan Gray

We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Ryan Gray, CFO. Q: Ryan, how long have you been at Planar? In the industry? A: I have been at Planar for almost a decade now. Q: What are the top things you do for the company? What is your role? A: As CFO, my organization and I are responsible for ensuring compliance with all external reporting requirements, instilling a strong control environment and protecting the assets of the company, ensuring adequate liquidity/financial resources are available to drive the company’s strategy, providing useful and actionable data/analysis to enable rapid decision-making, More…

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Aug 03, 2015

Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with Planar's VP of Research and Development, Sam Phenix

We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Samantha Phenix, Planar’s VP of R&D. Q: How long have you been at Planar? In the industry? A: I joined Planar in April of 2014, but I have worked in the display industry for most of my career. For many years I worked in R&D at Barco’s Medical Imaging Division. After Barco, I worked at Dell and then at Intel, developing vertical marketing strategies for a variety of scientific applications where displaying and interpreting visual data play a huge role. Q: What attracted you to Planar? A: Living in Portland and working in the display industry, I kept an eye on More…

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Jul 15, 2015

Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with Planar's VP of Marketing and Product Strategy, Jennifer Davis

We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Jennifer Davis, the VP of marketing and product strategy. Q: What are the top things you do for the company? What is your role? A: My team is responsible for our product roadmap and strategies.  Product managers act as mini-CEO's of their product lines to ensure that they meet customer needs and have a winning value proposition that represents great return on the investments Planar makes in these products and platforms. My team is also responsible for all of our marketing communications: generating demand, building the Planar brand, and equipping our reseller partners More…

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Jul 01, 2015

Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with Planar’s CEO, Gerry Perkel

We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Gerry Perkel, Planar’s President and CEO since 2005. Q: Gerry, what did you do before coming to Planar? A: Well I started my career in the software industry but early on I joined Tektronix and spent about 20 years there in a variety of roles and business units.  My time at Tektronix was both rewarding and very educational.  With my various assignments I got to work with customers all around the world and in several different markets.  I got to see products that were a wild success and some that flopped.  Ultimately my final years at Tektronix was at the helm of the More…

corporate

Apr 23, 2013

Trends in Commercial Real Estate

From corporate cafeteria menu boards to hallway employee signage.  From lobby displays that tend architectural to meeting room displays for the ultimate in resolution and interactivity. Corporations around the world utilize Planar technology for the ultimate in productivity.     But the environments of this productivity are changing.  Over the past few years, we have seen dramatic changes in the commercial real estate market that are combining to change the look of offices and the opportunities for technology. Small businesses, which make up the bulk of corporate enterprises, have real estate leases less than 10 years.  As a result, landlords are More…

lobby signage , corporate , meeting room displays