Network Electronics Names New Sales Manager

Network Electronics has appointed Arthur J. Machia as the new northeast area sales manager.

Machia will support the fiber-optic systems company's current client base and help expand into new market opportunities. He will work closely with the company's distribution channels and with the global headquarters in Sandefjord, Norway to ensure customer needs are addressed.

"We couldn't be happier to welcome Arte, a knowledgeable and skilled professional, as the newest U.S.-based member of our team," said U.S. CEO Cameron Francis. "2005 was a year of exceptional expansion for Network Electronics, particularly the East Coast market, and we are delighted to dedicate a person of Arte's experience and caliber to the region. His systems integration background coupled with his experience selling industry-leading products will serve as a benefit to our customers."

Prior to joining the company, he was president of American Television Systems Group Inc., a systems integration and consulting company. He also worked in various sales management positions for Philips Broadcast, Digital Graphix Inc., Sony and Panasonic.

Network Electronic's U.S. headquarters is in Salt Lake City.