WAND Corporation, a leading provider of POS and digital menuboard solutions for quick-serve and fast-casual restaurants, announced the hiring of experienced digital signage executive, Rick Engels, as vice president of Business Development.

Engels is a recognized, accomplished, and respected industry executive with a proven record of growing businesses. He was chairman and CEO of BroadSign International, where he built the company into one of the leading SAAS Companies in the Digital Signage Industry.

Most recently he has been involved in the deployment and installation of large-scale digital signage projects with TechniqueUSA. Engels is also a founding member of MESA (Minnesota Emerging Software Advisors), focused on mentoring early stage technology companies.

“The opportunity to add Rick to our team was something we couldn’t pass up,” says Dave Perrill, CFO of WAND. “His consistent record of guiding organizations to success is well known. In addition, his thought leadership in digital signage and expertise in developing measurement systems will directly benefit our customers and, as a result, WAND.”

Engels’ responsibilities will include managing WAND’s sales, account management, and creative services teams.

“WAND’s commitment to technology, innovation, and service is unequaled in the [quick-serve restaurant] and fast-casual industry,” Engels says. 

“It’s important that the companies I work for have the same dedication to exceeding customer expectations that I have, and WAND easily fits that profile. Our accomplishments in combining POS, BOS, and digital menuboards into a Total Restaurant Management (TRM) solution put us ahead of our competitors. And the analytics and reporting capabilities support my philosophy driving success through information.”