Power products company promotes COO to CEO

Power conversion solutions company Astrodyne TDI has promoted an executive to CEO, it announced Wednesday.

Chris Viola, who had been with the Hackettstown company since 2011, most recently as chief operating officer, will now manage the overall operations of the company, which develops and manufactures power supplies and filters for a variety of markets. He will also join the board of directors.

“The board is very excited about the future of Astrodyne TDI,” Chairman Mark Petty said in a prepared statement. “During the four months under new ownership, we have been especially impressed by the highly motivated team of people working in the company, as well as the strong customer relationships. We look forward to working with Chris and his management team to continue to grow the company.”

Viola has 25 years of experience in the electronics industry. Before joining Astrodyne, he held senior positions at companies including Murata, Celestica and Lucent Technologies.

“The Astrodyne TDI team has a long legacy of exceptional power engineering capabilities and highly reliable power products,” he said in a statement. “I am excited to be leading the team towards our next phase of growth.”