Tekelec’s Ron de Lange and Brian McHenry, co-founder of Cary-based McHenry Software, are among new investors in the Carolina Hurricanes.

Hurricanes legend and hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis also is among the latest to invest in the team. The Canes announced Wednesday that Francis and four others, all from North Carolina, have joined Hurricanes Holdings, LLC.


Francis’ Playmakers Management, LLC, joins GreengardenDRC, LLC (Eliza Kraft Olander and Brian McHenry), de Lange and two investment partners who have chosen to keep their partnerships private. The amounts of the individual shares were not publicized.

De Lange is chief executive officer of Morrisville-based Tekelec, a provider of global telecommunications and networking hardware and solutions. De Lange helped lead Tekelec’s transformation to a privately held firm in a deal valued at some $780 million. That deal closed in November.

Brian McHenry and Raymond McHenry formed McHenry Software in 1994 to create, distribute and support accident reconstruction computer software. Brian McHenry is the firm’s president.

Francis retired from the ice after a career that included two Stanley Cups – with Pittsburgh in 1991 and 1992. He joined the Hurricanes front office in 2006 and currently serves as vice president of hockey operations.

Eliza Kraft Olander is retired from the business world and focuses on community development and philanthropy.