Farlin Halsey has been named president and chief executive officer of Hemisphere GNSS Inc., effective Jan. 2, replacing Xinping Guo, interim president and chief executive officer. Halsey has also been appointed to the Hemisphere board of directors, where Guo will continue as a member.

“Throughout his career, Farlin has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to develop key corporate strategies to increase a company’s scale and enable it to grow globally,” says Werner Gartner, chairman of Hemisphere’s board of directors. “His understanding of our business, significant international experience, and deep OEM and GNSS industry expertise make him ideally suited to lead Hemisphere as we look to enter the next phase of our growth and development.”

With more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in the high-technology electronics industry, Halsey brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Hemisphere. Serving in a range of executive officer and senior management capacities, he has extensive proven experience in GNSS OEM sales market segments, including construction, agriculture, survey and mapping, GIS, automotive, personal navigation, handheld devices, application software, and electronic components and modules.

Prior to joining Hemisphere, Halsey’s executive leadership positions included president and CEO of RF Monolithics Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wireless connectivity products used in integrated circuits, certified modules and machine-to-machine applications. He facilitated the sale of the company to Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., where he most recently served as vice president of strategic marketing for Murata Electronics Americas.

“Hemisphere has long been recognized for its pioneering and trend setting high-precision GNSS technology, and I look forward to leading the company’s talented team as we make the strategic decisions necessary to expand our market share and OEM presence globally,” Halsey says. “Leveraging our rich GNSS experience and strong, core GNSS technologies, along with UniStrong’s manufacturing resources, means that Hemisphere is poised for significant global growth. … In conjunction with Farlin joining our company, we thank Xinping Guo for his leadership and guidance as Hemisphere’s interim president and CEO for the past eight months while we conducted an extensive executive search.”

About Hemisphere GNSS

Hemisphere GNSS designs and manufactures GNSS products for positioning, heading and navigation applications for marine, survey, construction, mapping, OEM and other markets. The company holds numerous patents and other intellectual property, and sells globally with several leading product brands, including Crescent, Eclipse and Vector for precise GNSS applications. Hemisphere GNSS is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., with a product development, sales and marketing facility in Calgary, Alberta. Hemisphere GNSS is part of UniStrong Science & Technology Co., of Beijing.