Denali Communications Group, Inc. (“Denali”) has hired Allen Ronk as its CEO. Mr. Ronk will also serve as the President of Brandywine Communications (“Brandywine”), the largest Denali subsidiary.
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“I am very impressed by the capabilities of each Denali business unit, and I am excited to work with the teams to further enhance growth organically and through additional acquisitions”
Denali, a private equity backed holding company, owns multiple aerospace/defense businesses that design, engineer and manufacture electronic communication and connectivity solutions for industry leading customers around the world. Brandywine, the largest Denali business unit, designs and manufactures precision time and frequency products and integrated systems that are used on satellite hubs, naval vessels, and military aircraft to ensure highly accurate and reliable communications and to support other platform missions. The products are ruggedized to perform in the most demanding environmental conditions.
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Mr. Ronk is a highly experienced executive having founded, led, and successfully sold several aerospace and defense businesses during his career. In 1986, Allen founded Secure Communication Systems, an electronics company providing design and manufacturing services to the Department of Defense and leading prime contractors which he grew to 450 employees and was sold to Benchmark Electronics in 2015. Mr. Ronk was also the CEO of Klune Industries (750 employees), a leading provider of formed and machined components for the aerospace and defense market that was acquired by Precision Castparts. Earlier in his career he worked at Hughes Aircraft and Rockwell International.
“Having worked closely with Allen over the past decade as a board member and investor in his businesses, I have seen firsthand his ability to drive significant value creation through team building, operational excellence and strategic acquisitions. He is a results driven executive and we are delighted to have him join the Denali team,” commented Denali board member, Jake Blumenthal.
“I am very impressed by the capabilities of each Denali business unit, and I am excited to work with the teams to further enhance growth organically and through additional acquisitions,” stated Mr. Ronk.
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