Applied Global Technologies (AGT) has promoted Mark Cray to CEO. He succeeds co-founder Ben Atha, who will assume the role of executive chairman after serving 20 years at AGT as CTO and CEO.
Cray most recently served as executive vice president of global sales and marketing, where he led company direction, sales strategies and profitability.
“At its heart, AGT is an innovative company that has always gone the extra mile for its customers and partners,” said Atha. “I want to congratulate Mark on his well-deserved appointment. His strategic vision and leadership, as well as the rest of the management team, gives me confidence they will continue to drive technical innovation and business success at AGT.”
In his 16 years at AGT, Cray has built a diverse background in managed services and video communications, serving many key roles at AGT in sales and marketing, operations, engineering and service delivery. Beginning his career at AGT as a regional business manager, he went on to be responsible for the development and launch of AGT’s managed video services and audio-visual practices.
He continued to closely with the company’s research and development efforts, serving as a bridge between users and technology development. He also introduced AGT’s homegrown and agnostic cloud video conferencing solutions.
“I’m incredibly excited about the opportunity to lead AGT. Having had the great fortune to work in just about every part of our business over the past 16 years, I’ve come to truly appreciate how talented, hardworking, and dedicated to the customer the people that make up this company are,” said Cray. “This is a very dynamic market, and AGT’s ability to innovate and adapt to the needs of the customer has made us tremendously successful over the past two decades. As the adoption of video continues its incredible growth trajectory, so does the need for experienced, talented companies with the know-how to design, integrate and manage collaboration environments.”