Burke out as CEO at hybrid STB maker Amino

Andrew Burke, who has been the face of U.K.-based Amino Technologies as it pushed to become a player in the hybrid set-top box market in the United States, has resigned from his chief executive post. COO Don McGarva has been named to succeed him.

McGarva, in a statement, said, "I am delighted to have been asked to lead Amino at this exciting time for the industry and the company. We have a team of highly talented people and a strong product portfolio which, together with clear strategic focus and continued improvements in operational execution, bode well for the future."

Board non-executive chairman, Keith Todd, meanwhile, gave no details about Burke's sudden departure.

"The board would like to thank Andrew for his success over the past three and half years, both in developing the company's existing IPTV business and in establishing a leadership presence for Amino in the new OTT market," Todd said.

Burke joined Amino in 2007 as non-executive director from BT Entertainment, where he had been CEO and in charge of the telco's IPTV product, BT Vision. He was appointed CEO of Amino in 2008.

Amino has had a number of wins in the U.S. recently with its hybrid STB. It said it would likely report a profit this year, marginally ahead of forecasts, and continue to focus on developing its OTT market share.

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