Suburban-Chicago based Convergint Technologies announced the appointment of Ken Lochiatto as president and chief operating officer as of January 2, 2014. Lochiatto brings 29 years of progressive leadership experience to Convergint.
“We are excited to have Ken join the Convergint team as we continue our rapid growth and transition to an international company,” said Dan Moceri, CEO. “Ken brings strong leadership and execution skills to extend our track record of profitable growth.”
“I am extremely excited to be joining Convergint and helping to continue its tremendous record of growth. I look forward to working with all of Convergint’s colleagues as we expand across the world through continued strategic acquisitions and strong organic growth,” said Lochiatto, who served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of WMS Industries since July 2008; and since July 2012 had served as the president and COO of WMS Gaming — a $700 million supplier to the global gaming business.
Lochiatto joined WMS in 2006 as senior vice president of sales operations. His combination of technical expertise and extensive leadership experience, which had included management positions in engineering, finance, sales and manufacturing, as well as general management, added a new dimension to the WMS executive team. Ken drove improvements in the company’s processes to be more customer-centric, while nearly doubling WMS’ revenues, operating margins and competitive positioning. He joined WMS after 22 years with the General Electric Company, where he held progressively more responsible positions in general management, sales and corporate audit.
His final role was as business leader – Advanced Communication Systems, a system integrator for the transit industry within the GE Transportation segment. An engineer by training, Lochiatto holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
Convergint engaged Spectrum Search Partners (www.spectrumsearchpartners.com), a national executive search firm headquartered in Denver, Colorado, to conduct the search for Lochiatto.
Convergint Technologies is an industry-leading, customer-focused organization that designs, installs and services integrated building systems including electronic security, fire alarm and life safety, and building automation solutions. To learn more about Convergint visit www.convergint.com