RAYMOND, Maine -- Jan. 22, 2008 -- Dielectric Communications, a division of SPX and a leader in broadcast antenna systems, today announced that Catalin Popescu has joined the company as an application/proposal engineer. A veteran of the broadcast industry since 1988, Popescu is now responsible for the preparation of technical specifications for TV, FM, and mobile media RF systems for Dielectric‘s customers worldwide.
In his new role, Popescu provides technical product support for OEM customers and the company‘s sales staff. This includes the preliminary design of TV, FM and mobile media RF systems and the development of technical proposals and presentations.
Popescu joins the Dielectric team from LARCAN Inc., where he was manager of the project management and application engineering department. In this role he was responsible for creating technical specifications and diagrams to support the company‘s products, managing product specifications and adherence to global regulatory policies, and overseeing a team of sales engineers, application engineers, contract administrators, and customer service support staff. Prior to his time with LARCAN, Popescu was the director of the radio and television broadcasting department at the National Company of Radiocommunications (RADIOCOM) in Bucharest, Romania. Before joining RADIOCOM, he took part in HARRIS Corporation‘s Co-op Engineering Program, working on the tuning and factory acceptance tests of FM transmitters. For the first 10 years of his career, Popescu worked as an in-house engineer for various radio stations.
“Encouraging innovation in our engineering department has always been at the heart of Dielectric‘s mission and business strategies,” said Dielectric Vice President and General Manager Garrett VanAtta. “Catalin has an impressive depth of engineering expertise and we‘re proud to have him join our team to support this effort. We take the growth of our engineering department as added evidence of Dielectric‘s rising momentum in the global broadcasting industry.”
More information about Dielectric‘s complete range of TV, radio, and mobile media antennas and related components is available at www.dielectric.com.
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About Dielectric Communications (a unit of SPX Corporation)
Based in Raymond, Maine, Dielectric Communications (www.dielectric.com) is the nation's largest manufacturer of broadcast antenna systems for radio, mobile media, and television, and also the world's largest manufacturer of aviation obstruction lighting sold under its Flash Technology brand. Dielectric Communications is a leading provider of system and asset monitoring (M2M) solutions and operates a global operations center in Franklin, Tenn.
Dielectric is a unit of SPX Corporation, a Fortune 500 multi-industry manufacturing leader. The company offers highly specialized engineered solutions to solve critical problems for customers. More information is available at www.spx.com.