Watchfire Announces New COO

Mark Oggero will oversee all aspects of manufacturing operations, supply chain management, and process optimization.

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Mark Oggero (Image courtesy Watchfire)

Watchfire, a manufacturer of outdoor LED signs, indoor displays, digital billboards, and video scoreboards, announced the appointment of Mark Oggero as its chief operating officer.

Oggero’s management experience stretches across multiple industries. He’s held executive positions in both private and public companies ranging from high-growth start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises.

Prior to joining Watchfire, Oggero spent several years in increasingly senior positions at Cooper Industries, a global electrical products manufacturing company. From Cooper he went on to serve as vice president of global operations for TE Connectivity, a Fortune 500 consumer electronics company. After that, Oggero spent time in senior management roles at Goss International and Dynamics Inc. Most recently he served as vice president of global operations for Rain Bird where he led large, complex supply chains supporting a broad range of electronic and mechanical product manufacturing.

Steve Harriott, the President and CEO of Watchfire, expressed his delight in welcoming Oggero to the executive team. “Mark comes with extensive operations and business experience covering a range of manufacturing environments, including highly industrial and sophisticated electronics assembly. His proven track record aligns perfectly with the demands of Watchfire’s diverse and expanding operations. I am confident that Mark will play a pivotal role in continuing to drive operational excellence and supporting our aggressive growth trajectory.”

In this role, Oggero will oversee all aspects of manufacturing operations, supply chain management, and process optimization. With the total LED display market expected to experience a CAGR of 21% between 2023 and 2027, he also will be responsible for establishing strategic processes and developing capabilities that support Watchfire’s growth in emerging markets.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic, energetic team that is known for delivering with excellence,” said Oggero. “The excitement and belief in what Watchfire is doing is palpable when you talk with team members, and that is a true reflection of Steve’s passion and inspiring leadership. I am eager to work alongside Steve and this incredibly talented executive team to apply my expertise and contribute to the continued growth and success of Watchfire.”

Oggero earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State University. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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Marie Fennema is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO, including GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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