AVG Technologies, a global anti-virus and Internet security software provider with over 80 million users in 167 countries, announced that it has appointed Dale Fuller as acting chairman of AVG’s board of supervisors. Fuller replaces Mike Hedger, who has resigned from the board. Fuller’s previous executive positions include president and CEO roles at McAfee, Borland, and WhoWhere? and senior positions at Apple and NEC. Fuller has served on the AVG board of supervisors since November 2008.
“In his role as a distinguished board member, Dale has applied his wealth of leadership experience and industry-savvy to help shape AVG’s direction,” said JR Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. “His history of successfully leading global technology and security corporations will prove to be a great asset as we continue to expand our footprint in the industry. We place great value on the contributions Dale has provided to date as a board member, as well as the guidance he will continue to give in his new role as chairman.”
“I would also like to extend my appreciation to our departing chairman Mike Hedger for his service and dedication on our board, and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Smith.
Fuller’s experience across a wide range of consumer and enterprise companies includes board positions at McAfee, Borland, Webgistix, Krugle, Phoenix Technologies, Guidance Software and Quest Aircraft Company. “I look forward to elevating my level of involvement in helping shape AVG’s direction and strategy as a global security leader,” said Fuller. “AVG’s dedication to consumer and small business users worldwide requires a strategy of continuous innovation and improvement in order to stay ahead of evolving security needs. As acting chairman, I will work very closely with my fellow board members to ensure we provide the required leadership as AVG continues its growth.”
AVG’s board is currently comprised of members from Enterprise Investors, Benson Oak and Intel Capital.
Fuller holds an honorary Ph.D. degree from St. Petersburg State University in Russia. He has been a member of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and serves as Chairman of the Let Them Hear Foundation.