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18/06/2018

GatesAir Appoints Five New Company Executives

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GatesAir has appointed a series of executives in newly formed roles.

The appointments are all internal promotions created by CEO Bruce D. Swail:
 
• Rich Redmond becomes President, GatesAir International.
• Ray Miklius becomes Vice President and General Manager, Television.
• Ted Lantz becomes Vice President and General Manager, Radio.
• Keyur Parikh becomes Vice President and General Manager, Intraplex.
• Tony Kobrinetz becomes Vice President of Engineering.
 
Mr Redmond has held substantial sales, product management and executive-level roles in more than 20 years with the company across all aspects of the business. He had served as Chief Product Officer since the formation of GatesAir in 2014, and was directly responsible for overseeing key product launches, go-to-market strategies and global marketing initiatives. In his new role, he will be responsible for go-to-market, product, and M&A strategies for the APAC, EMEA and CALA markets, with all of these regional sales teams reporting to him.
 
"As we look beyond Repack, we see substantial potential in our International markets," said Mr Swail. "We are fortunate to have a seasoned executive in Rich Redmond to drive these key growth regions."
 
Mr Miklius, Lantz and Parikh have led their respective business units in Director roles since the formation of GatesAir, directly contributing to GatesAir's success across product development and global market penetration for the company's three key business areas. Their elevations establish them as General Managers with Profit and Loss responsibility within GatesAir, with direct responsibilities for global revenue growth and continued profitability.
 
"Ray, Keyur, and Ted have been groomed for these new assignments for some time," continued Mr Swail. "The time is right to align to product centers and push decision-making to where it best resides."
 
Tony Kobrinetz comes to GatesAir following a storied career at Motorola. He enjoyed a 35-plus year career at Motorola, rising to the position of Vice President and General Manager for several of the company's organisations. As Vice President and GM of the Advanced Product Division, Mr Kobrinetz ran engineering and manufacturing with more than 3,000 engineers and manufacturing personnel reporting to him. He is also a long time amateur radio (HAM) operator under the call sign KB9QFI.  
 
"GatesAir remains bullish about the future of wireless over-the-air content delivery, and these appointments position us for the global growth opportunities we see over the coming decades, as well as recognising our internal pipeline for top talent," said Mr Swail. "All are proven industry professionals with the experience and expertise to help GatesAir and its customers continue to grow and prosper through the next-generation of over-the-air broadcasting."
 
All five positions will be based in in GatesAir's US offices (Mason, Ohio and Quincy, Illinois), reporting to Mr Swail.

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