I have known and worked with Bob since the early 90's and not only are his management skills, experience, and style a great fit with VCI Solutions, but his leadership and industry knowledge will be of tremendous value to us and our customers.
Springfield, MA (Vocus) May 5, 2010
VCI Solutions, a trusted provider of software system solutions, announces the appointment of Robert Furlong as CEO/President. Furlong brings to bear a proven track record of improving operational efficiency, growing revenue, and increasing shareholder value – not to mention over two decades of leadership and management experience. He has been a trusted VCI Solutions’ client over the course of his broadcasting career; which will enhance the organization’s already incredible domain expertise and long-term partnerships, while providing a solid client perspective.
Furlong is coming to VCI Solutions from Freedom Broadcasting of New York, Inc. located in Albany, NY where he has served as Vice President and General Manager of both WRGB-TV and WCWN-TV since 2004. Prior to that, Furlong held the Vice President and General Manager role at KPHO-TV, a Meredith Broadcasting station in Phoenix, Arizona. In both of these positions, Furlong demonstrated and directed strategic and operational planning activities that were focused on increasing revenue and ratings, while raising standards and reducing costs.
In addition to positions held for Freedom and Meredith, he also served as Vice President and General Manager of KUTP-TV, owned by United Television and located in Phoenix, AZ. Given his proven successful track record while at United’s KUTP-TV, he was also selected to simultaneously serve as Vice President and General Manager for United’s KTVX-TV station in Salt Lake City, UT. His time as Vice President and General Manager of WCGV-TV, owned by ABRY Communications, not only kicked off his broadcasting career, but provided him an early introduction and partnership with VCI Solutions as a client (in 1992).
Lowell Putnam, Chairman/CSO commented, “I have known and worked with Bob since the early 90’s and not only are his management skills, experience, and style a great fit with VCI Solutions, but his leadership and industry knowledge will be of tremendous value to us and our customers.”
“I am looking forward to working with all the great people at VCI Solutions,” said Furlong. “As a client I have been watching them provide great innovation and outstanding customer service for many years. I am excited about the new work VCI Solutions is doing and believe my background in the industry will help VCI Solutions and its clients build their business.”
About VCI Solutions
As a steadfast contributor to the media market for over 25 years VCI Solutions has become a trusted and reliable business partner for the future. VCI Solutions is committed to the success of their clients by providing them the tools, flexibility, and knowledge they need for growth. VCI Solutions’ product portfolio is comprised of the Verity™ single management media software system, the Orion® business system, and autoXe™ automation systems. All of these products are designed to streamline media operations to create a more efficient workflow and higher revenue. VCI Solutions continually enhances their products and services for the ever-changing market, so that their clients stay ahead of the curve with a competitive advantage. More information can be found at http://www.vcisolutions.com.