Melbourne, FL (April 18, 2006)–Harris Corporation has named Timothy E. “Tim” Thorsteinson, 52, president of the company’s broadcast communications division. Thorsteinson, a 15-year veteran of the broadcast industry, had been serving as president of the Leitch Technology business unit of the Harris broadcast communications division. Harris acquired Leitch in October 2005.
Thorsteinson succeeds Jeremy C. Wensinger who is being promoted to a senior leadership position within the Harris government communications systems division.
“Tim is well known and highly respected within the broadcast industry,” said Howard L. Lance, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harris. “His appointment comes at an exciting time for Harris and the industry as the transition to digital technologies continues to accelerate. He has a proven track record of operational success within the industry and a vision that will keep Harris at the cutting edge of product innovation and customer responsiveness. He inherits a broadcast organization that has achieved excellent forward momentum over the past two years under the leadership of Jeremy Wensinger.”
Thorsteinson joined Leitch Technology Corporation as president and CEO in November 2003. He led the company’s financial turnaround and expansion through organic growth and acquisitions. Prior to joining Leitch, Mr. Thorsteinson was vice president of Grass Valley products for Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions. Previously, he served as president and CEO of the Grass Valley Group.
Prior to joining Thomson/Grass Valley, Thorsteinson was with Tektronix, Inc., from 1991 to 2001, as president of the video and networking division. Before joining Tektronix, he served 12 years with National Semiconductor Corporation. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.