1/19/2009 8:06 AM
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ, JANUARY 19, 2009 – The Vitec Group’s RF Systems division is pleased to appoint Donald Hoeler as its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new position, Hoeler oversees and manages all sales and marketing activities within RF Systems, which is comprised of leading microwave technology companies Nucomm, Microwave Service Company and RF Central.
“We are proud to have Donald on our team,” says Stephen Shpock, president of The Vitec Group RF Systems. “His more than 20 years of marketing and sales experience is sure to enhance our sales force and the level of exceptional service that we provide our customers.”
Prior to joining the Vitec Group RF Systems division, Hoeler worked eight years with K & L Microwave, a $60M microwave and RF filter company located in Salisbury, Maryland, where he held the positions of general manager and VP of sales & marketing over that tenure. Previous to this, Mr. Hoeler was the Director of Telecommunications Business Area/Military Programs Office for six years at Boeing Electron Dynamics Division (now L-3 ETI) in Torrance, California, a manufacturer of commercial and military microwave equipment.
“Joining RF Systems is a terrific opportunity,” says Hoeler. “The broadcast market place is an exciting side of the RF microwave industry as there are many technological changes taking place everyday. I am pleased to have role in that evolution and to be part of a company that will be leading such advancements.”
Hoeler adds, “When we look at the transition into high definition and IP connectivity, RF Systems’ thrust is to be on the front end of supplying the product and services that are going to help our customers continue to grow in their respective markets.”
Hoeler has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia. He also holds Certificates in Advanced Management and Executive Marketing from the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California at Los Angles (UCLA) respectively.
Nucomm, Inc. is a worldwide provider of premier digital and analog video microwave systems (including COFDM and VSB) for the broadcasting industry’s portable and fixed link applications. Offering video microwave transmission equipment for the military, law enforcement, telecom and cable television circuits, Nucomm’s products have helped revolutionize live broadcast coverage of major outdoor events including sports, auto racing, marathons and parades. Nucomm, along with RF Central and Microwave Service Company, forms The Vitec Group RF Systems business unit, part of The Vitec Group Broadcast Systems Division. For more information about Nucomm, visit www.nucomm.com.
About RF Central
RF Central, LLC manufactures and supplies state-of-the-art microwave equipment to television broadcast and government customers throughout the United States. As one of the premier suppliers of broadcast equipment required to complete the 2 GHz BAS transition, RF Central has grown from a few employees in 2005 to over 60 full-time dedicated professionals today. Located in Carlisle, PA, RF Central also provides specialized integration, installation, and engineering services. RF Central is marked by its unique qualifications within the industry, its focus on customer service and its dedication to expanding and improving the terrestrial microwave options available to customers. RF Central, along with Microwave Service Company and Nucomm, forms The Vitec Group RF Systems business unit, part of The Vitec Group Broadcast Systems Division. For more information about Nucomm, visit www.nucomm.com.
About The Vitec Group plc
The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group’s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2007) of $546m (£274m) and over 2200 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.