VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.Elected Lowell C. McAdam to the Verizon Board of Directors, effective immediately. As President and Chief Operating Officer, McAdam is responsible for the operations of the company's network-based businessesVerizon Wireless and Verizon Telecom and Businessas well as Verizon Services Operations. In addition, he is responsible for technology management and CIO functions and is Chairman of the Verizon Wireless Board of Representatives.
HARRIS CORP.Named Mark Thompson, Senior Scientist with the company's RF Communications Division, as recipient of the 2011 Harris Fellow Award for engineering achievement. In his 28 years with the company, Thompson has worked on a wide range of radio-communications products and systems. He played an instrumental role in the development of the Falcon family of radios.
MFG GALILEO COMPOSITESAssigned Tony Drake general management responsibility for the company's manufacturing operations in Opp, AL and Adelanto, CA. Drake was promoted to General Manager of sister company MFG West in 2010, where he had previously served as Research & Development Engineer.
DEV SYSTEMTECHNIKAdded Sandra Squire to the company's United Kingdom team as Area Sales Manager. Squire previously served in market-development roles for Snell & Wilcox, CODAN, and Pro-Bel.
ORBIT COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS LTD.Announced two new appointments. Michel Rieken has been named Director of Sales and Business Development. Prior to joining ORBIT, he held key sales positions at Stratos Global and CapRock Communications. In addition, Silene Alcoba was named Director of Sales and Business Development for Latin America. Her previous experience includes management positions with Global One, Equant (Orange), and Gilat Brazil.