ENGLEWOOD, COLO. —
Harris Morris, CEO of Harris Broadcast, is leaving the company as
of today, a company source confirmed. The news was announced internally on
Tuesday, July 2, via a memo sent by Carl Vogel, chairman of the board, and
obtained by Joe Zaller at Devoncroft
The memo is brief, saying that “based on discussions with the board of directors
of Harris Broadcast, Harris Morris is transitioning from the company, effective
end of day tomorrow.” It further thanked
him for his service and said a new CEO would be announced Tuesday, July 9. No
reason was given for Morris’s departure.
Morris was named CEO of Harris Broadcast under Harris Corp. in February of 2010,
and he subsequently saw the company through its divesture from the corporation.
He was previously vice president and general manager of the Media and Workflow
area of Broadcast Communications. Before joining Harris in January of 2008, he
was chief strategy officer of the Thomson
Learning Division of Thomson Corp. Before that, he was with Bain & Co.
from April 30, 2013: Harris Broadcast Repositions, Cuts Staff
Harris Broadcast is
undergoing a post-acquisition realignment that includes staff cuts and
operational changes. The company with its staff of 1,700 was acquired from Harris
Corp. by private investors five months ago. There’s since been a quiet
shuffling on the management level and a reduction in support staff.