Friday, December 28, 2012

PCTEL consolidates into PCTEL connected solutions and RF solutions

USA: PCTEL Inc. will combine the Antenna Products Group and Connected Solutions into PCTEL Connected Solutions. Jeff Miller, who has been promoted to president, Connected Solutions will manage that group’s sales, marketing, product and business development, and engineering.

Tony Kobrinetz, as senior VP and COO, Connected Solutions, will manage that group’s production, distribution, and manufacturing operations in Bloomingdale, Illinois, Lexington, North Carolina, and Tianjin, China. In that capacity, Tony will also serve as the Corporate CTO and CIO. David Neumann, who has been the VP, Global Sales for RF Solutions has been promoted to VP and GM, RF Solutions. As part of this re-organization, the company’s Network Engineering Services group, led by Bob Joslin, will now report to David.

The consolidation of the company’s product and service groups into two businesses reflects the similarity in customers and focus between the scanning receiver business and network services and, similarly, the shared customers and product solutions between Connected Solutions (formerly Telworx) and the Antenna Products Group.

The company anticipates that PCTEL Connected Solutions will contribute approximately 70-80 percent of the total revenue in 2013 with RF Solutions contributing the balance. Tim Scronce, who had been leading the Connected Solutions operation has left the company to pursue other interests.

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