Radio Systems Corp. Names CEO
Radio Systems Corp., manufacturer of PetSafe, SportDOG and Invisible Fence brands, has named Willie Wallace as its chief executive officer. Wallace, a 15-year veteran of the company, was formerly chief operating officer.
Wallace will be assuming the role from the company’s founder and long-time CEO Randy Boyd, who will remain as executive chairman. Boyd concurrently announced he will be serving Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam as commissioner of economic and community development.
Wallace joined Radio Systems in 1999 as vice president of sales, where he was instrumental in accelerating the company’s growth through sales, marketing and new product development for the PetSafe brand. In February 2011, he was named COO with responsibilities for all day-to-day operations throughout the organization.
During his tenure, Wallace helped create initiatives that have delivered consistent growth, allowing for reinvestment in new jobs, new technologies and the communities in which Radio Systems Corp. lives and serves. Under his leadership, the company has launched hundreds of new products, made multiple strategic acquisitions and created new profitable brands for the company.
“I have total confidence in Willie and the management team at Radio Systems to continue our company’s success, and look forward to serving our state to help start, grow and attract jobs for those who we are educating as a result of the Governor’s Drive to 55,” said Boyd. “Willie led our team through a very successful 2013 when I served as special advisor on higher education to the Governor.”