announced the appointment of Phil Argyris as CEO, effective August 20th. Argyris will leverage his 30 years of management and leadership
experience as well as his tenure leading the former
transmission division of Harris Broadcast. GatesAir is headquartered
in Cincinnati with operations in Quincy, Ill.
“On March 17th, we created Imagine
Communications and GatesAir from the former Harris Broadcast. Since
then, I have been leading both companies as CEO,” said Charlie Vogt,
CEO of Imagine Communications. “We have implemented a universally
transparent technology vision, product direction and strategy for
Imagine Communications and GatesAir. Appointing Phil CEO of GatesAir is
optimal timing, particularly as the broadcast industry accelerates its
conversion from analog to digital in many emerging countries around the
world and as the United States wireless spectrum repack nears."
Argyris has experience in broadcast, oil and gas and high-tech industries.
Prior to joining GatesAir, he served in senior management roles at
Harris Corp., and Harris Broadcast, including human resources, general manager of the then former GatesAir over-the-air business unit
and executive vice president of R&D, product line management and marketing at Harris Broadcast.
“GatesAir has been at the forefront of architecting next-generation
television and radio transmission and studio solutions for nearly 100
years, greatly advancing the world's continuing conversion to digital
technology,” Argyris said. “With its financial strength, global
scale and proven expertise, the company is ideally positioned to benefit
from the emerging trends that are driving our industry forward,
including development of new advanced digital standards, LTE network
offload and continued expansion of radio and TV networks to meet the
tremendous growth in content. I am energized by this opportunity to lead
GatesAir at such an exciting time.”