Comtech EF Data expands market focus with appointment of senior vice presidents for vertical markets

Comtech squareComtech EF Data Corp. of Tempe, AZ announced on August 4 the expansion of its vertical market focus with the creation of new executive roles. The organizational structure along key verticals was set in motion with the appointment of Richard Swardh last year for the mobile network operator (MNO) market. The structure now encompasses additional verticals – government and premium enterprise.

Richard Swardh will hold the role of senior vice president, MNO. Jeff Harig has been named senior vice president, government systems and Steve Good was named senior vice president, premium enterprise. Each will lead the market development and direction for their respective vertical markets. By leveraging market insight, they will direct long-term strategic initiatives and define the required solution suite and feature sets for their verticals.

“Our business has evolved into clear vertical markets with specific requirements,” commented John Branscum, president of Comtech EF Data Corp. “We are enhancing our organization with internal business verticals to better address the market-specific requirements for satellite communication infrastructure solutions. We expect to realize improved responsiveness to our customers’ needs by developing more focused solutions and to more effectively support our channel partners in serving their end users and improving their bottom lines.”

Richard Swardh, a mobile network backhaul veteran, has 20+ years of experience in a variety of strategic and operational positions at Ericsson with business development, partnership management and strategy execution responsibilities. He holds both a BS in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Business degree in administration and logistics from Vaxjo University in Sweden.

Jeff Harig’s tenure with Comtech includes positions in executive management, business development, software design and hardware engineering. Harig’s experience encompasses satellite communications, avionics systems, analog/digital hardware, software design and development. Prior to Comtech, he worked with General Dynamics and McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company. Harig holds a MSEE degree in guidance and control systems from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a BS degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Steve Good’s roles with Comtech have included vice president of marketing and vice president of sales engineering. Good has held senior management, marketing, product management and engineering positions across the satellite communications value chain with Intelsat, Verestar, Viacast and Hughes Network Systems. Immediately prior to joining Comtech, he held the role of Vice President, Network Services at Intelsat. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from Penn State University, a MS in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from the University of Maryland and a MS in computer engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Source: Comtech Telecommunications Corp