BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 30, 2015 – As a founder and CEO of Vernier Software & Technology since its inception 34 years ago, David Vernier has nurtured a company that started as an engaging summertime endeavor. Over the years, Vernier has grown into a leading science education company focused on supporting teachers and helping students better understand scientific concepts. It is with this same excitement and consideration that he has decided to name John Wheeler, long-time employee and co-owner, as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO). Wheeler, who has been instrumental in the company’s product development and growth, will work closely with David to provide Vernier customers with the industry-leading service and products they deserve and expect.
“John has been a valuable part of the Vernier leadership team for more than 17 years, and we are confident that with him as CEO, Vernier will continue to thrive for a long, long time,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and former physics teacher. “That’s not to say I won’t stay very active in the company. Christine and I will continue to work with the company as co-presidents. In my new role, I will continue to talk to teachers every day, and I will work closely with John to develop innovative products for science and STEM education.”
Wheeler has been working at Vernier since 1993 and has been a partner and co-owner of the company since 1998. Prior to being named CEO, Wheeler was the chief technology officer and head of engineering, in which role he was responsible for the conceptualization and development of Vernier’s award-winning LabPro®, LabQuest® and LabQuest® 2 data-collection interfaces and the Go Wireless® family of sensors. His extensive experience, expertise and knowledge of the company and its product offerings will be instrumental as Vernier looks ahead to deliver the next generation of affordable data-collection technologies for science and STEM classrooms.
"I am honored to be leading the company into the future where we can continue to serve teachers by delivering the same high-quality science technology and outstanding support that Vernier has provided for the past 34 years,” said Wheeler. “I will continue working side by side with David and Christine to stay true to the values and culture that they have engrained in this company that bears their name."
To learn more about Vernier, visit www.vernier.com.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 34 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With worldwide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school to University. Vernier technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, build students' critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Vernier business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit http://www.vernier.com.
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