Solekai Systems, a San Diego-based software design and technology integration company, has appointed John Stafford as president and CEO.

Stafford will lead Solekai’s software design business expansion in vertical markets for digital video, mobile wireless, digital medical and utility information systems, the company said.

Stafford joins Solekai from Sensus, a clean technology and advanced wireless infrastructure provider in Raleigh, N.C., where he was executive vice president.

Martin Caniff, Solekai’s founder and board chairman, said the company needed a “tested and proven sales and marketing-oriented leader” like Stafford for its next phase of growth.

Solekai Systems has 96 employees and is currently looking to fill 11 openings.