All is not well at Vertigo Digital Displays it seems. CEO, Brad Gleeson declined to answer our questions directly (yes we do try and check stories and not just blindly post rumours, gossip and innuendo – something that Gail Chiasson with more than 30 years of experience in journalism has taught us since coming on board) and instead he (Brad) told us “We will be having some significant announcements early next month which will put these rumors to rest”.
The rumours are that the engineering brains behind the business – namely Vertigo ‘CTO’ Chris Bolton is departing permanently soon back home to England in the next month or so and that titular ‘COO’ Ralph Idems is a consultant only to Vertigo. Seems that after the assets of his company Vertigo Group were acquired by Chilin – Idems is neither an employee nor a shareholder of the new Vertigo (Vertigo Digital Displays).
One unhappy customer told us “the shame of it all is that Vertigo does not actually build anything anymore. Vertigo sources enclosure ‘kits’ which it assembles at its Markham, Ontario office. Vertigo closed its fabrication facility some time ago”