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Valcom Appoints New President as Founder Steps Down From Role

Tim Anderson arrives at Valcom with more than 25 years of strategic and general management experience in diverse industries.

ROANOKE, Va. — Valcom, a division of Potter Electric Signal Co., announces Tim Anderson has joined the company and will serve as its next president. Anderson succeeds Jack Mason, who established the company more than 40 years ago, and will continue on as the executive advisor.

Anderson has more than 25 years of strategic and general management experience in diverse industries including enterprise communications, medical devices, diagnostics and life-safety communications. Anderson held executive level positions at Johnson & Johnson, Quest Diagnostics, Beckman Coulter, and most recently at Rauland, where under his leadership and strategic vision, the company experienced rapid growth, entry into adjacent markets and expansion into software platforms.

“Valcom has a long history of product excellence in various markets, and I look forward to applying my industry experience and leadership skills to guide the company into its next chapter,” says Anderson.

“I had the privilege to lead a fantastic group of people that have made Valcom the ‘go to’ supplier of paging, school and mass notification systems,” says Mason. “The Valcom people, technology and products have been recognized as unique. I believe that under Tim’s leadership Valcom will continue to develop innovative solutions and level of customer care in the marketplace. I look forward to being a part of Valcom’s continued success.”

Valcom is a division of Potter Electric’s global group of companies. In December 2021, Potter acquired Valcom bringing the company into Potter’s family of brands expanding its portfolio of solutions from fire and life safety products, voice evacuation to mass notification.

“As founder, Jack built Valcom from the ground up and led the company to become a trusted and reliable industry leader in voice paging, intercom and mass notification solutions in multiple markets,” says Gerry Connolly, CEO, Potter Electric Signal. “We are grateful for his leadership and his willingness be an integral part of Valcom’s future in his new role. We look forward to Tim’s strategic leadership, and we are confident that under his vision, Valcom will continue to experience new growth.”

Potter is a portfolio company of middle-market private equity firm Gryphon Investors.