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Ben Palmer Becomes President at Arrakis Systems

Succeeds his late father Mike in leading the manufacturing firm

Arrakis Systems, Mike Palmer, Ben Palmer
Ben Palmer, right, succeeds his late father Mike as president of Arrakis Systems.

Benjamin Palmer has been named the president of Arrakis Systems, following the death of his father, founder Michael Palmer.

The firm’s ownership remains in the Palmer family. Siblings Aaron Palmer and Melissa Freeman also work at the company, in software development and automation respectively.

[Read: Mike Palmer, Founder of Arrakis, Dies at 69]

Ben Palmer joined the company in 2008 after graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in manufacturing engineering. His roles have included worldwide sales manager, webmaster, sales engineer and vice president.

During his tenure, Ben Palmer developed software for the web-based Arrakis inventory control system, and was buyer and manager of purchasing for manufacturing. He developed software for employee time accounting, and created the Arrakis music libraries. He was the sole hardware design engineer for the DARC surface AOIP mixing console, ARC-5 analog console, Harmony Soundcard, Harmony Switcher and dual channel mic preamp; and completed the software design for the DARC Virtual AoIP console software product.