Farlin Halsey Named as Hemisphere GNSS President and CEO - 29/12/2016


Farlin Halsey has been named as president and chief executive officer of Hemisphere GNSS, effective from 2 January 2017. He replaces Xinping Guo, the interim president and chief executive officer. Mr Halsey has also been appointed to the Hemisphere Board of Directors, of which Mr Guo will continue to be a member.

With over 25 years of executive leadership experience in the high-technology electronics industry, Mr. Halsey brings expertise to Hemisphere GNSS. 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 (mobile) navigation, handheld devices, application software, and electronic components and modules.

Prior to joining Hemisphere, Mr. Halsey’s executive leadership positions included President and CEO of RF Monolithics, 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.

Previously, Mr. Halsey held executive positions at NovAtel, Inc., including vice president of Corporate Strategy and Alliances and Vice President of Marketing; roles in which he was instrumental in the acquisition and integration of several companies, as well as developing the company’s successful OEM business strategy. He later played a key role in positioning the company prior to its successful sale to Hexagon AB. Among other roles preceding his executive leadership at NovAtel, Mr. Halsey held several marketing and sales management positions at Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. for the North American market.

Last updated: 17/01/2017