Thorsteinson to Exit Harris
October 16, 2009
MELBOURNE, FLA.: Tim
Thorsteinson, the president of Harris Broadcast for the past three and a half
years, is leaving his position effective Oct. 31.
The company said that Thorsteinson is retiring “to pursue other interests.”
Harris has begun searching both internal and external candidates for his
successor. Thorsteinson was previously president of Leitch but was named to lead Harris
Broadcast after Harris bought
Leitch in 2005. Before that, he was head of Grass Valley and also served in
leadership positions with Tektronix and National Semiconductor Corp.
Howard Lance, chairman, president and CEO of Harris Corp., thanked Thorsteinson
for his leadership and many accomplishments during his years with Harris. “Tim
has been instrumental in driving our broadcast business’ global expansion,
entry into new product and market segments and cost reduction and operations
initiatives,” he said. -- from TV
TVB profiled Thorsteinson last year:
April 11, 2008: “Tim
Thorsteinson: At Home in the World”
Talk about nerve. Here’s a guy working a swing shift in fabrication at
National Semiconductor who decides he has a better way to run the operation.