Packet Digital, LLC

Packet Digital featured in UAS Magazine

Read how Packet Digital is changing the way people think about Unmanned Aerial Systems in UAS Magazine.

February 5, 2015

Packet Digital hires Dan Olsen as VP of Sales & Marketing

Dan Olsen has joined Packet Digital as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Olsen will spearhead Packet Digital’s global efforts to promote and commercialize its advanced power management integrated circuits (PMICs) and solutions for portable electronic devices and embedded systems.

Olsen has over 20 years of experience in the computer industry across several disciplines. He previously ran OEM business for Hewlett Packard in the Americas, growing the business to over $200 million in annual revenue and adding over 200 new customers while managing an international sales team. His previous roles at HP include Global Marketing and Business Development, Program Management, Product Development, Technical Partnership Management and Engineering. Prior to HP, Olsen was a design engineer at Rockwell Collins where he designed cockpit instruments for the Boeing 777. He holds several patents in the field of 3D computer graphics.

Olsen earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University and a Master of Science in computer engineering from Iowa State University. He will continue to reside in Fort Collins, Colorado.

February 4, 2015

Packet Digital announces new board members

Packet Digital announced today that Peter Lindgren, President and CEO of Otter Products LLC, and Linda Pancratz, Chairman and CEO of Mountain Capital, LLC, have joined its board of directors.

Lindgren has guided Otter Products, best known for its OtterBox and LifeProof brand protective cases for mobile devices, through two acquisitions and significant growth as a billion-dollar global company while delivering strong financial performance and employee engagement. Prior to joining Otter Products, Lindgren spent more than 25 years in the electronics manufacturing services industry in various leadership roles, last serving as executive vice president of global operations for Celestica, a publicly held product lifecycle solutions company. In this position, he was responsible for 20,000 employees operating in 27 sites throughout North America, Europe and Asia across nine market segments, delivering $7 billion in revenue.

Pancratz is currently Chairman and CEO of Mountain Capital, LLC, an investment company. She retired as Chairman of the Board and CEO of TDL Infomedia Limited in the United Kingdom. She completed a management buyout of the company, started a variety of businesses and created a few European joint ventures. She served on a number of corporate boards across Europe. Under Pancratz’s leadership, one of the subsidiaries was recognized as one of the “Times Top 100 Companies in the UK,” received the “Investors in People Award” and the pension company was recognized for “Trustee Excellence” as well as being named the “Best Small Pension Scheme in the UK.” Pancratz has extensive international business and corporate governance experience, as well as broad based management and leadership experience on both sides of the Atlantic.

“Mr. Lindgren and Ms. Pancratz bring fresh perspective to our board and leadership team,” Packet Digital CEO Terri Zimmerman said. “We’re excited for the guidance and new opportunities our company will receive as a result of their extensive experience.”

January 29, 2015
August 19, 2014

High Tech on the Plains

Terri Zimmerman will be participating along with Jake Joraanstad of Myriad Mobile and Barry Batcheller of Appareo in  “High Tech on the Plains – Fargo’s Growing Tech Community” session at 9:00-9:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 11th at the Offutt School of Business.

Attending the State of Technology

Packet Digital will be attending the 2014 State of Technology at the Fargo Theatre On and Off Broadway on Wednesday, August 20th. The Chamber and Senator John Hoeven offer the business community an opportunity to learn about the latest technology revolutionizing commerce in the state.

Terri Zimmerman Speaking at 1 Million Cups

Our CEO, Terri Zimmerman, is the guest speaker at 1 Million Cups on Wednesday, August 13.

August 13, 2014

Small Businesses Bring Rapid Innovation and Jobs

Packet Digital’s ongoing effort with the Army to reduce power consumption of equipment used by soldiers in the field has been written about in Fortune as an example of how regional innovation strategies enable small businesses to rapidly develop innovation and create jobs.

July 16, 2014

Intelligent Power Management for Drones

Packet Digital plans to bring intelligent, efficient power management to unmanned aerial systems, or drones, extending flight times and enabling the use of renewable energy to keep the aircraft aloft significantly longer than ever before. Read more in the Fargo Forum.

Gartner Named Packet Digital a 2014 Cool Vendor

Gartner named Packet Digital a “Cool Vendor” in their 2014 “Cool Vendors in Semiconductors” report. The article discusses Packet Digital’s On-Demand Power autonomous, dynamic voltage and frequency scaling technology and why it is an important development in power management.

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May 8, 2014