Andrew Corporation, a global communications equipment and systems supplier, has named Jude Panetta group president of Satellite Communications.

Panetta, formerly vice president and general manager, RF power amplifiers, for Andrew's Base Station Subsystems Group, replaces Paul Cox, who has resigned to become president of Smiths Interconnect, a business within the specialty engineering division of UK-based Smiths Group.

In his new role with satellite communications, Panetta will oversee a product group that had fiscal 2004 sales of $209 million and has an addressable market exceeding $1 billion. Its products include consumer DBS (direct broadcast satellite), professional VSAT (very small aperture terminal), earth station satellite, and systems for various government and military applications. Panetta joined Andrew in June 2002 from Celiant Corporation, where he was vice president of engineering and operations. He also has held executive and managerial roles at Adtran, Exide Electronics and General Electric.

About Andrew Corporation

Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and original equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (, headquartered in Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

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