Robert Rae Appointed President of Purple Communications
Rocklin, Calif., - Purple Communications, Inc., the leading provider of innovative communications for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, has appointed Robert Rae as president. Rae brings 23 years of experience leading advanced technology companies in telecommunications, digital marketing and online education.
"We continue to invest heavily in our expansion efforts, both in terms of technology development and human resources, and I am confident that Bob's expertise will continue to facilitate growth in all aspects of our service portfolio, including video relay service (VRS), video remote interpreting (VRI) and text relay and captioning service," said Chief Executive Officer John Ferron. "I am extremely pleased Bob has joined the Purple team and look forward to working with him."
Prior to Purple, Rae was president and chief operating officer for Academic Partnerships, a global outsourcing provider in higher education. Under his leadership, the organization grew 300 percent by implementing processes that enabled rapid implementation of online degree programs. He has also served as chief information officer for Mosaic Sales Solutions, chief operating officer and executive vice president for Securus Technologies, and vice president of operations for EngineX Networks. Additionally, Rae has 12 granted patents, as well as several pending.
Rae's responsibilities include leading company executive oversight and management, day-to-day management and overall strategic initiatives.
"I started my career in advanced telecommunications, and I am impressed with how Purple Communications has continually improved the way deaf and hard-of-hearing people are able to communicate," said Rae. "I am looking forward to building on Purple's rich history of innovations, such as being the first VRS provider to make it possible for deaf individuals to use every day platforms like computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones for video relay services."
"I am proud to be a part of such an innovative company and am excited to join the Purple family," added Rae. "I look forward to continuing their mission of providing millions of people with fast, easy and convenient communications access."
Print This Article
Placer County News HeadlinesKing Fire Forces Air Quality AdvisoryCalifornia Fire Update: The Placer County Public Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control District are issuing this joint Air Quality Advisory to notify the public of poor air quality conditions due to smoke from the King Fire
Sierra College Slashing Annual Water Use by 30 PercentDrought Watch: Rocklin's Sierra College Expected to Decrease Annual Water Use by 30 Percent
Rocklin Claims 26 Million Gallons of Water SavedDrought Watch: City of Rocklin claims a savings of almost 26 million gallons of water by removing some landscape grass, shutting down water parks.
KidsFirst and The Rite Aid Foundation PartnerRoseville, CA -- KidsFirst is the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Placer County, operating three Counseling and Family Resource Centers in Roseville, Auburn and Citrus Heights
California Statewide Fire Summary (9.19.14)California Fire Update: Cooler weather allows progress on King Fire and containment of Dog Bar Fire.
King Fire Threatens PCWA Power SystemCalifornia Fire Update: The King Fire is seriously threatening the PCWA power generation and PG&E transmission facilities.
Golf Tournament Benefits Roseville's Outstanding Teachers' FundRoseville Firefighters will hold their 23rd annual Benefit Tournament on Monday, Oct. 13 at Timber Creek Golf Club in Roseville
King Fire Arson Suspect ArrestedCalifornia Fire Update: Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, of Pollock Pines was booked into the El Dorado County Jail for arson on Wednesday.
California Statewide Fire Summary (9.18.14)California Fire Update: Today, over 6,600 firefighters continue to battle 10 major wildfires burning in California. Several thousand residents remain evacuated. Yesterday, firefighters fully contained the Black Fire
King Fire Updates: Blaze Rapidly Expands to Over 70,000 AcresCalifornia Fire Update: The King Fire continues to grow and now has consumed over 70,000 acres with only 5% containment
Roseville California Crime Brief (9.18.14)Police crime brief report for Roseville, California September 18, 2014.
Folsom to File Lawsuit on Mather Airport Master PlanDuring a Special Closed Session meeting yesterday, the Folsom City Council expressed unanimous support to file a lawsuit challenging the recent approval of the Mather Master Plan