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Andrew Creates Satellite Product Group

By | October 12, 2004

      Orland Park, Ill.-based Andrew Corporation, a communications-systems equipment supplier, formed one new product group focused on satellites and a second new group that combines antennas and cable products.

      The move reportedly will help the company increase its focus on what it believes to be a rapidly growing market opportunity for satellite communications infrastructure, said Ralph Faison, Andrew’s president and CEO. In addition, the changes will aid responsiveness in decision-making across each product group.

      Paul Cox, former president of the company’s Antennas Group, will serve as president of the new Satellite Communications Group, overseeing a product group with annualized sales of approximately $175 million and an addressable market that exceeds $1 billion.

      John DeSana, former president of the Cable Products Group, was named president of the newly combined Antenna and Cable Products Group. His group has annualized sales of approximately $800 million, and most of its products are sold directly to cable operators.

      Look for further coverage of this development in the Oct. 18 issue of Satellite News. For more information on subscribing to Access Intelligence’s satellite industry publications, please visit us on the Web at

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