Synergex Announces CEO Change
Gold River, CA – August 29, 2017 – Synergex International Corporation today announced that its board of directors has elected William Mooney, president of Synergex International since 2012, as president and chief executive officer. Mooney succeeds Michele Wong as she retires from her position as CEO, effective September 1, 2017.
Wong has been with Synergex for 35 years, beginning in 1982 as a systems programmer and rapidly progressing through the positions of project leader and vice president of software development. She was promoted to executive vice president in late 1984, became president in November 1990, and was named CEO in December 1996. Wong is also the president and CEO of CleanWorld, a national leader working to research, design, and build renewable energy systems that convert food and green waste to biogas and agricultural products.
Wong has been named one of the “Best and Brightest in Sacramento” by Sacramento Magazine, Sacramento’s 2006 Businesswoman of the Year by the Sacramento Metro Chamber, and one of the “Women Who Mean Business” by Sacramento Magazine in 2007. She was honored by Junior Achievement of Sacramento in the 2008 Sacramento Business Hall of Fame and chosen Woman Innovator of the Year by Innovate North State in 2013. She is deeply immersed in the Sacramento community and has served on boards that include SARTA, KVIE Channel 6, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Leadership Forum, and the Sacramento Metro Chamber. She continues to be passionate about the community, currently serving on the board of St. John’s Program for Change and as co-chair of the capital campaign for the new $50 million Powerhouse Science Center on Sacramento’s riverfront.
“On behalf of the board and the company, I want to thank Michele for her many contributions to Synergex,” said Ken Lidster, co-founder and chairman of the board. “During her tenure as Synergex’s CEO, she has had a long list of accomplishments and has received numerous recognitions for her efforts.”
“I feel confident in knowing that I’m leaving operations in the hands of a very experienced and competent leadership team, which will be led by Bill Mooney,” said Wong. She will continue in her role on the Synergex Board of Directors and as a shareholder. In addition, she will remain in her role as CEO of CleanWorld and is looking forward to spending more time with her husband, Tony.
Mooney started at Synergex in 1983 as an account manager; after eight months, he left to work for ADI America. In 1985, Mooney returned to Synergex as sales manager. Over the years, he broadened his responsibilities, with promotions to director of sales, vice president of sales and marketing, general manager of the Synergy Business Unit, and in 2012, president of Synergex International.
“It is an honor to be appointed president and chief executive officer of Synergex,” said Mooney. “During my 30-plus years here, I have built strong relationships with our customers and have helped many of them maximize their software investment and increase their profitability. I’m looking forward to increasing the value of our products and services and continuing to grow as a company.”
For over 40 years, Synergex technologies have been at the foundation of many of the applications that drive commerce around the world. Every day, millions of users interact with systems in e-commerce, global logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, and other industries that are built on or managed by Synergex solutions.