Beaverton, Oregon-based Planar Systems Inc., provider of specialty display solutions, has announced the succession plan for the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Scott Hildebrandt, who is stepping down at the end of this calendar year.
Ryan Gray, Planar’s vice-president of finance, will become the company’s CFO on Jan. 1, 2013. Hildebrandt will remain on the management team as senior vice-president and CFO through the end of calendar 2012 to ensure a smooth transition, and will then move into a part time strategic role for Planar beginning in January of 2013.
Gray, 38, joined Planar Systems in 2005 as the director of finance for worldwide operations. He was appointed vice president and corporate controller in 2009. He earlier held financial planning and analysis, business partnering and treasury positions at Sequent, Radisys, Merant and Tektronix.
Planar Systems Inc. offers digital display technology providing premier solutions for the world’s most demanding environments. Retailers, educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, utilities and energy firms, and home theater enthusiasts all depend on Planar to provide superior performance when image experience is of the highest importance. Planar solutions are used by the world’s leading organizations in applications ranging from digital signage to simulation and from interactive kiosks to large-scale data visualization.