Watchfire Announces New COO

Watchfire New COO
Watchfire appoints seasoned manufacturing leader Mark Oggero as its Chief Operating Officer.

Watchfire, a manufacturer of outdoor LED signs, indoor displays, digital billboards, and video scoreboards, announces the appointment of Mark Oggero as its Chief Operating Officer. Oggero is a seasoned and accomplished strategic leader with extensive management experience across multiple industries, having held executive positions in both private and public companies ranging from high-growth start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises.

Prior to joining Watchfire, Oggero spent several years in increasingly senior positions at Cooper Industries, a global electrical products manufacturing company. Throughout his time there, Oggero gained experience in all facets of the business, in roles ranging from operations to general management at the operating unit and corporate levels.

From Cooper he went on to serve as vice president of global operations for TE Connectivity, a Fortune 500 consumer electronics company. After that, Oggero spent time in senior management roles at Goss International and Dynamics, Inc.

Most recently Oggero served as vice president of global operations for Rain Bird where he led large, complex supply chains supporting a broad range of electronic and mechanical product manufacturing.

Steve Harriott, president and CEO of Watchfire, expressed his delight in welcoming Oggero to the executive team. “[Mark] comes with extensive operations and business experience covering a range of manufacturing environments, including highly industrial and sophisticated electronics assembly. His proven track record aligns perfectly with the demands of Watchfire’s diverse and expanding operations.

“I am confident that [Mark] will play a pivotal role in continuing to drive operational excellence and supporting our aggressive growth trajectory.”

In this role, Oggero will oversee all aspects of manufacturing operations, supply chain management, and process optimization, ensuring seamless integration of strategic objectives with day-to-day activities so Watchfire continues to maintain its reputation of delivering high-quality products and exceptional after-sales support.

With the total LED display market expected to experience a CAGR of 21 percent between 2023 and 2027, Oggero also will be responsible for establishing strategic processes and developing capabilities that support Watchfire’s growth in emerging markets.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic, energetic team that is known for delivering with excellence,” said Oggero. “The excitement and belief in what Watchfire is doing is palpable when you talk with team members, and that is a true reflection of [Steve’s] passion and inspiring leadership.

I am eager to work alongside [Steve] and this incredibly talented executive team to apply my expertise and contribute to the continued growth and success of Watchfire.”

Oggero earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State University.

—Press Release