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TechAmerica’s Bond Leaves After 3 Years as CEO of Industry Group

October 03, 2011

Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Phil Bond, chief executive officer and president of TechAmerica, who led the technology industry group’s formation, resigned yesterday after three years as CEO.

Bond was replaced by Daniel Varroney, the organization’s chief operating officer, who will act as interim CEO, according to a TechAmerica statement. Varroney has in the past served as president and COO of American Solutions, which was Newt Gingrich’s political action committee, and president and CEO of the Association for Corporate Growth, which advocates mid-sized companies’ interests.

TechAmerica represents technology industry interests on behalf of almost 1,000 member companies, including Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and International Business Machines Corp., according to the Washington-based group’s website.

The organization was formed under Bond’s leadership from the merger of the American Electronics Association, the Cyber Security Industry Alliance, the Information Technology Association of America and the Government Electronics and Information Technology Association.

“Some five and half years ago, it was Phil’s initiative that launched the effort to combine strengths and skills and rebrand them ’TechAmerica,’ the largest advocacy group representing the U.S. technology sector,” Peter Boni, chairman of the TechAmerica’s board of directors and chief executive officer of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., said in the statement.

Bond said in the statement he was “leaving to pursue another opportunity” and did not provide further details.

--Editors: Michael Shepard, Romaine Bostick

To contact the reporter on this story: Juliann Francis in Washington at jfrancis31@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Shepard at mshepard7@bloomberg.net


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