ShockWatch Announces Appointment of New CEO
Tony Fonk named President and Chief Executive Officer
DALLAS — The Board of Directors at ShockWatch, a provider of impact, temperature and tilt recorders, sensors and indicators, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Fonk as the company’s new CEO effective May 11, 2015.
Tony “has a multi-industry history of building businesses and expanding their opportunities through his thoughtful, creative, and strategic leadership. He is a highly experienced executive, a superb leader, and a man of the highest of integrity and character,” Bowen S. Diehl, Chairman of the ShockWatch Board of Directors, said.
Mr. Fonk brings ShockWatch over 17 years of international experience in developing and executing innovative product, service and channel strategies. Most recently, Mr. Fonk ran a $100M business for Stock Building Supply Holdings, Inc. (STCK), a $1.3 billion North American supplier of construction materials and services, as the company transitioned from a private equity ownership structure to being publicly traded on NASDAQ. Prior to Stock Building Supply, Mr. Fonk worked for Ingersoll Rand (IR) running and re-aligning their residential Trane and American Standard air conditioner portfolio. In addition, Fonk has held several international business management and marketing leadership roles for Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company (BRK).
“I am very excited to join the ShockWatch team as we help our customers protect, detect and track their assets across the globe,” said Fonk. “Our employees, products and network of distributors are ideally positioned to take full advantage of the growing markets for Machine-To-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (ioT).”
Mr. Fonk has attended executive education programs at Harvard Business School and holds a B.S. degree in Advertising from the University of Kansas. Mr. Fonk is a certified Lean Six Sigma BlackBelt.
Throughout his career, “Tony has driven a collaborative culture of operational excellence, creating operational efficiencies and developing new competitive products,” Diehl says. “Under Tony’s leadership, ShockWatch can be its very best.”