Packet Digital, LLC

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.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

May 8, 2014

Small Business Innovations Summit

We will be attending the Small Business Innovations Summit March 19, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fargo, North Dakota.

The small business summit will bring to together entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders to discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions related to policy and best practices. Companies at every stage of development will interact with experts and experienced professionals from business, government and education/training to share ideas, learn about and discuss strategies and next steps for improving their businesses.

Join us in November to hear about major trends and forces influencing small business across the country and particularly in our region. Participate in discussions with experts spanning a wide variety of topics including Finance and Access to Capital, Women in Small Business, International Trade, Health Care, Marketing and Sales and many other compelling topics.

Terri Zimmerman will be speaking in the “The Power of Women in Small Business” session at 1pm.

March 7, 2014

Startup Weekend Fargo

Our CEO, Terri Zimmerman, will be speaking at the Startup Weekend Fargo event. The event is March 7-9 and Terri will be speaking the evening of the 7th.Terri Zimmerman

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. Startup Weekend Fargo 2014 will continue to be the region’s largest and most impactful entrepreneurial event.