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ChyronHego taps COO to focus on foreign markets

Rickard Öhrn, 46, has been named chief operating

Rickard Öhrn, 46, has been named chief operating officer for operations outside the Americas by Melville-based ChyronHego. He will be based in Stockholm. Photo Credit: ChyronHego

Broadcast graphics provider ChyronHego Corp. announced Tuesday it has named a chief operating officer based in Stockholm to lead the company's operations outside the Americas.

The COO, Rickard Öhrn, 46, will report to Melville-based ChyronHego's president and chief executive, Johan Apel.

"Rickard's combination of keen business management skills and marketing insights will serve us well as we continue to build a world-class organization for the broadcast industry's most robust and powerful graphics solutions," Apel said in a statement.

Öhrn joins ChyronHego after serving as chief executive of Research and Analysis of Media AB, a research and marketing firm operating in 17 countries, and as COO of Svenska Tracab AB, a provider of digital player-tracking technology for sports.

In November, ChyronHego agreed to be acquired by San Francisco-based private equity firm Vector Capital for $2.82 per share. In afternoon trading, ChyronHego shares lost 1 cent to $2.79.

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