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Monroe Electronics/DAS Adds Harris

He serves as director of software development

Monroe Electronics and its Digital Alert Systems subsidiary have chosen Antony “Tony” Harris as director of software development.

In this newly-created position, he will work closely with the management team in developing and managing code base for current and future products, a release said. Harris, who officially assumed his position in December 2014, is based in Reno, Nev., and reports to Chief Operating Officer Jim Heminway.

“With software becoming an ever larger part of our product development, we needed someone to manage those efforts using both internal and external resources,” said Heminway. “Tony has the perfect combination of software development skills, project management experience, and sound business acumen — all elements that are invaluable as Monroe moves further into IP-based environments.”

Prior to joining Monroe Electronics, Harris was the principal of Prominence Group, a professional consulting service working across disciplines in the areas of software development, product/market strategy, technology integration, service and support. For 11 years prior, he was the founder and lead architect of Bright Systems, a supplier of storage and file management technology for media and entertainment, where he conceived and led the development of complex networked products and solutions for key accounts including Pixar Animation Studios, CNN, and Technicolor.