Cincinnati, OH (July 11, 2005)–Harris Corporation’s Broadcast Communications Division (BCD) has announced a series of personnel appointments and internal promotions within its Radio Broadcast Systems business unit. The changes, effective immediately, further strengthen a division that has experienced tremendous sales and product growth since becoming a separate business unit under the BCD umbrella.
Tom Jones, who most recently served as director, Radio Transmission products, has been promoted to director, Radio Engineering. In his new role, Jones will provide leadership to all radio RF engineering resources and be responsible for new product development, cost reduction activities and engineering utilization across the business unit.
Jones will oversee a staff that includes David Sparano. Sparano, who held positions for Harris BCD from 1995-2003 (including principal design engineer), rejoins Harris as project engineer, Product Optimization. In his new role, Sparano will focus on optimizing Harris radio products through incorporation of customer feedback, product design changes, improved supply chain management, more efficient manufacturing methods, and shorter processing times. Tom’s organization also includes Ted Staros, director, Radio Engineering – Consoles; Jeff Malec, senior manager, Radio Engineering – Transmission; and Kim Rosevold, supervisor, Radio Sustaining and Support.
The business unit’s systems and consoles business will also see changes with the promotion of J.T. Barclay to product line director, Radio Systems and Consoles. Barclay brings nearly 11 years of experience with Harris Corporation and BCD to his new role where he will also oversee the systems engineering team led now by Scott Russell, systems engineering supervisor. In his new position, Barclay will oversee all aspects of the business unit’s radio systems and consoles business.
Harris Broadcast Communications Division