CAO gets new GM, Element Labs gets new office

Jan. 24, 2008
CAO Group has promoted Gary Maag to General Manager of its Optoelectronics Division, and Element Labs has relocated to new premises in Austin, Texas.
CAO Group has promoted Gary Maag to General Manager of its Optoelectronics Division, with overall responsibility for the division’s three business units: components, solid state signage, and solid state lighting.

Maag had been Director of the Signage Business Unit since joining the company early last year from Autometer, specialty suppliers to the automotive industry, a major market for CAO components and LED-PCB assemblies.

CAO Group founder, president and CEO Densen Cao said Maag’s new position will add coherence to CAO Group’s mix of horizontal structuring for engineering and operations and vertical structuring for sales.

Element Labs opens new Austin office

Element Labs, Inc, a designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge LED video technology to the entertainment, architectural, and signage industries, has relocated to new premises in Austin, Texas. With over 30,000 square feet (3000 square meters) of space, the Austin office further strengthens the presence of Element Labs in North America, as the company looks to enhance its production and service capabilities in response to growing demand from its clients across the country.

The new Austin office will also provide Element Labs with an important base from which to provide services to existing customers and develop additional business in the mid-western and east-coast region. The Austin office boasts a team of 40, including sales & marketing, service and support, R&D and production professionals. The office also features a fully equipped demonstration area, as well as R&D and production facilities.

Nils Thorjussen, CEO of Element Labs explains the expansion: "We have seen significant growth in our customer base and the level of interest in our products and solutions throughout North America. The relocation to our new Texas office thus forms part of Element Labs' continued investment in its growth and expansion strategy. The Austin office and its multi-disciplinary team will allow us to continue to keep our promise of delivering innovative products and unparalleled service to our customers."