GatesAir Promotes from Within


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The repack has been good for GatesAir, which specializes in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters. The company promoted several employees to newly formed executive roles. GatesAir CEO Bruce D. Swail said the move reflects that the manufacturer is coming off its most successful quarter to-date, and positions the firm for future business opportunities.

The five new positions and their executives are:

  • 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

Redmond has held sales, product management and executive-level roles in more than 20 years with the company. He’s been Chief Product Officer since the formation of GatesAir (from the former Harris Corp.) in 2014. In his new role, Redmond is 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.

Miklius, Lantz and Parikh have led their respective business units in Director roles since 2014. Their elevations establish them as General Managers with profit and loss responsibility within GatesAir, with direct responsibilities for global revenue growth and continued profitability. Kobrinetz comes to the company after 35 years at Motorola. As Vice President and GM of the Advanced Product Division, Tony ran engineering and manufacturing with more than 3,000 engineers and manufacturing personnel reporting to him. Tony is also a long-time amateur radio operator under the call sign KB9QFI.  

The five positions will be based in the U.S. offices (Mason, Ohio and Quincy, IL) of GatesAir, reporting to Swail.

June 19, 2018

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