NEC’s Richer Promoted To CEO

Pierre Richer has been promoted from President and COO to President and Chief Executive Officer for NEC Display Solutions of America.

Richer will continue to run the commercial LCD and projector businesses for the company, as well as guide the development of the VUKUNET advertising system he launched and fosters.

“Pierre has continuously achieved company goals through his tremendous commitment, credibility and creativity, which have translated to a leading market position and revenue growth,” said Nick Akagi, President of NEC Display Solutions Worldwide. “His leadership has been instrumental in transforming NEC Display Solutions into a profitable and premier solutions company.”

“It is an honor to assume the CEO position at NEC Display Solutions, a company that accomplishes extraordinary results with quality employees and products,” Richer said. “I have worked with some very good companies throughout my career, but I have never heard customers and channel partners so often say that we are the best and easiest company to work with. It’s truly a testament to our people who live by our NEC motto of ‘achieving greatness’ by doing amazing things for those same customers and partners.”

Originally from Montreal, with a background working for Canon and InFocus, Richer has been with NEC since 2003.

I wasn’t sure there was a CEO before for NEC in North America, but there was. Richer is succeeding Akagi, who was general manager of the worldwide monitor and large format business (working out of Japan) and also CEO of NEC Display Americas. The president of NEC Display Worldwide was moved to another NEC company, and Akagi made President of NEC Display Worldwide. That led to Richer’s promotion.

Richer will be at InfoComm if you want to personally congratulate him.