James Armstrong is the new chief technology officer at Symmetricom, a source of precise timekeeping technologies and instruments. Armstrong will lead the company’s technology standards, product development and execution, and oversee growth of technology and infrastructure.

He moves up from executive vice president and general manager, where he oversaw the communications business segment of the company. When Armstrong joined Symmetricom in 2006, it was as vice president of engineering. In prior years, he was the president of Movidis, Inc., a designer and developer of networking equipment.

Armstrong received a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton in 1988 and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University six years later.