Swift Sensors names Ray Almgren new CEO

Oct. 9, 2020
IoT veteran tapped to grow product offering and global distribution.

Swift Sensors, a producer and supplier of wireless sensor systems, announced the appointment of Ray Almgren as chief executive officer. Almgren will lead the growth initiatives of the company to expand product offerings and to scale worldwide distribution channels, the company says.  

Founded by Dean Drako, Swift Sensors has developed low-cost, monitoring solutions, making wireless Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) devices hat are critical for operational efficiency and improvements, monitoring data such as temperatures for food processing and pharmaceuticals, or machine health and operation in industrial manufacturing. 

Almgren joined the company in 2016 as the chief marketing officer, helped launch the company, and became chief operating officer in 2019. 

“Ray brings extensive knowledge and experience in sensors, embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT),” says Drako, founder and chairman of Swift Sensors. “His leadership of our product development and marketing strategy has been a key factor in our success. As CEO, he will continue these initiatives and create a world-wide distribution channel for our products. Ray’s reputation in our industry as a strong technical and business leader is known throughout the world.”

Almgren joined Swift Sensors after a 28-year career at National Instruments (NI), where he served in numerous roles including director of engineering, vice president of product marketing, and vice president of corporate marketing. Almgren graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.