A team of leaders. A shared history.
Todd Erdley, Chief Executive Officer
Todd serves as our CEO. He led the original team of co-workers that founded Videon, and he has emphasized teamwork and community as essential parts of work at Videon ever since. Early on, Todd envisioned a place where employees would work with one another in a supportive environment, producing high-quality products and enjoying themselves at the same time. That vision has been realized in Videon.
Todd still focuses on his vision for Videon. He assesses the industry, the market and our team to initiate course corrections in our goals and the paths we will use to reach them. He also identifies and works to develop our leadership team, driving the company towards our vision. Overall, his leadership helps us recognize where we want to be and plan our route to get there.
For Todd, the path to Videon began with BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Penn State. He remains an enthusiastic member of the Penn State community, having served on various committees like the College of Engineering’s Industrial Professional Advisory Committee (IPAC) and frequently offering lectures in engineering classes. He also supports the community through extensive involvement in the Centre Region Entrepreneur Network and other local business groups. Todd is most at home on a bike—he’s a cycling enthusiast and spends hours each week pedaling around central Pennsylvania.
Paul Brown, President and CTO
As Videon’s President and Chief Technology Officer, Paul focuses on product development and organizing our resources to meet corporate goals. He identifies the objectives, methods, and resources to combine Videon’s software and hardware to create cutting edge products.
Paul was one of the original founders of Videon itself and has been an integral part of the organization ever since. He coaches youth soccer and chairs the board of Discovery Space, an educational museum for local children.
Rob Bargo, Chief Operating Officer
Rob is Videon’s Chief Operating Officer and one of the original founders of Videon. He oversees operations at Videon which includes manufacturing, supply chain, quality, IT and service departments. Overall, he makes sure that the designs we create for our customers can be manufactured and serviced reliably and with high-quality results–while meeting the financial and timing constraints of different customers. His work on our AS9100 certification and the implementation of QRM manufacturing have made our Manufacturing Operations department truly world-class.
Rob earned an AAS in Electronics Technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology and, since that point, has worked in a number of related positions in technology operations. He currently is a board member of the Innovative Manufacturing Center of PA as well as co-champion of the MADE in Central PA group. Outside of Videon, Rob enjoys taking advantage of this region’s excellent fly fishing.
Joan Potter, Director of Human Resources
As Director of Human Resources, Joan is responsible for cultivating Videon’s unique corporate culture. From recruiting and promoting the best-qualified candidates to fostering a creative, productive and effective environment, her role has expanded along with the company’s growth. Joining Videon in its start-up phase, Joan was excited to have the opportunity to work with Todd Erdley who was a leader with a vision for an organization that would focus not only on growing a successful company but also on growing employees. The knowledge and experience gained from her involvement in three prior start-ups helped establish Videon’s initial office framework, policies, and procedures.
Joan enjoys promoting VeloVideon, our biking wellness program, as a model to other businesses in the community, and was instrumental in helping Videon earn the Silver Bike Friendly Business designation awarded by the League of American Bicyclists. For relaxation, she finds bicycling in central Pennsylvania’s beautiful countryside ideal.