Comtech EF Data Expands Market Focus with Appointment of Senior Vice Presidents for Vertical Markets
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
August 4, 2016-- Comtech EF Data Corp., announced today the expansion of
its vertical market focus with the creation of new executive roles. The
organizational structure along key verticals was set in motion with the
appointment of Richard Swardh last year for the Mobile Network Operator
(MNO) market. The structure now encompasses additional verticals -
Government and Premium Enterprise.
Richard Swardh will hold the role of Senior Vice President, MNO. Jeff
Harig has been named Senior Vice President, Government Systems and Steve
Good was named Senior Vice President, Premium Enterprise. Each will lead
the market development and direction for their respective vertical
markets. By leveraging market insight, they will direct long-term
strategic initiatives and define the required solution suite and feature
sets for their verticals.
"Our business has evolved into clear vertical markets with specific
requirements," commented John Branscum, President of Comtech EF Data
Corp. "We are enhancing our organization with internal business
verticals to better address the market-specific requirements for
satellite communication infrastructure solutions. We expect to realize
improved responsiveness to our customers' needs by developing more
focused solutions and to more effectively support our channel partners
in serving their end users and improving their bottom lines."
Richard Swardh, a mobile network backhaul veteran, has 20+ years
experience in a variety of strategic and operational positions at
Ericsson with business development, partnership management and strategy
execution responsibilities. He holds both a Bachelor of Science degree
in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Business degree in
Administration and Logistics from Vaxjo University in Sweden.
Jeff Harig's tenure with Comtech includes positions in executive
management, business development, software design and hardware
engineering. Harig's experience encompasses satellite communications,
avionics systems, analog/digital hardware, software design and
development. Prior to Comtech, he worked with General Dynamics and
McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company. Harig holds a MSEE degree in
Guidance and Control Systems from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a
BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological
Steve Good's roles with Comtech have included Vice President, Marketing
and Vice President, Sales Engineering. Good has held senior management,
marketing, product management and engineering positions across the
satellite communications value chain with Intelsat, Verestar, Viacast
and Hughes Network Systems. Immediately prior to joining Comtech, he
held the role of Vice President, Network Services at Intelsat. He earned
a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University, a MS in
Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a MBA from the
University of Maryland and a MS in Computer Engineering from Virginia
Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
(NASDAQ: CMTL) and part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, is
the recognized global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link
optimization. The advanced communication solutions encompass the Heights
Networking Platform, Advanced VSAT Solutions, Satellite Modems, RAN &
WAN Optimization, Network & Bandwidth Management and RF products. The
Company is recognized as a technology innovator, and has a reputation
for exceptional product quality and reliability. The solutions enable
commercial and government users to reduce OPEX/CAPEX and to increase
throughput for fixed and mobile/transportable satellite-based
applications. For more information, visit www.comtechefdata.com.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets
innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications
solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the
global commercial and government communications markets.
Certain information in this press release contains statements that are
forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and
uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such
forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange
Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any
forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its
entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and
Exchange Commission filings.
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Financial Media Contact:
Michael D. Porcelain
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (631) 962-7000
EF Data Corp.
Telephone: (480) 333-2289
Source: Comtech EF Data Corp.
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