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Bates Named GoPro President

San Mateo, Calif. — GoPro named Tony Bates, former Skype CEO and Microsoft executive VP, as its new president, the company said Wednesday.

Bates will join GoPro’s board and will report to GoPro CEO and founder Nick Woodman.

The move comes as the manufacturer and developer of the tiny action video camera category, prepares for an initial public offering.

Dolby Laboratories chairman Peter Gotcher will join GoPro’s board along with Bates and will be added to GoPro’s audit committee.