Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and
products, is implementing a new organizational structure for its product
groups and streamlining its executive team to capitalize on the
company's positive momentum and better address opportunities in the
rapidly changing wireless infrastructure market.
Effective October 1, Andrew's five product groups will be combined into
two operating segments--Wireless Network Solutions and Antenna and Cable
Products--that reflect the distinct markets they serve and leverage the
many opportunities for collaboration and efficiencies in supporting
global customers. The creation of these new operating segments is
accompanied by changes to the executive management team that align with
this new structure and streamlines the leadership of the company.
The changes include:
-- Mickey Miller, formerly group president, Base Station Subsystems, has
been named executive vice president and group president, Wireless
Network Solutions, comprised of the former Base Station Subsystems,
Network Solutions, and Wireless Innovations groups. This segment will
include the majority of Andrew's portfolio of active products and
operator solutions. Terry Garner, senior vice president and group
president, Network Solutions, will report to Miller.
-- John DeSana has been named executive vice president and group
president, Antenna and Cable Products, which now will include the former
Satellite Communications Group. This segment contains the vast majority
of Andrew's passive product portfolio of antennas, cables, and related
products. Jude Panetta will continue to lead Satellite Communications as
senior vice president and group president, reporting to DeSana.
-- Bob Hudzik, formerly group president, Wireless Innovations, has been
named senior vice president and chief human resources officer, replacing
Karen Quinn-Quintin, who is leaving the company. Morgan Kurk, vice
president of research and development, has been appointed acting general
manager of Wireless Innovations, reporting to Miller in Wireless Network
-- The corporate functions of Procurement and Technology, Strategy, and
Corporate Development will become functions within the two new operating
segments. As a result, corporate officers J.C. Huang, chief technology
and strategy officer, and head of corporate development; and Fred Lietz,
vice president, Procurement, are leaving the company. Another officer,
Jim Petelle, vice president, Law, and assistant corporate secretary,
also is leaving the company, and his roles are being assumed by Justin
Choi, senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary.
-- Corporate officer Jim LePorte, currently vice president, Sales
Operations, will join Wireless Network Solutions as vice president,
Finance, effective November 1.
"Andrew begins a new fiscal year with considerable momentum and these
changes will build upon the many improvements and progress we saw in
2006," said Ralph Faison, president and chief executive officer, Andrew
Corporation. "Our organization and leaner management team will be more
closely aligned to our customers' evolving requirements and demonstrate
greater efficiency and innovation.
"As we implement these changes, we also will bid farewell to leaders
such as Karen, J.C., Fred, and Jim, who have made tremendous
contributions to our company. We wish them much success and happiness in
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
equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (www.andrew.com),
headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
Forward Looking Statements
Some of the statements in this news release are forward looking
statements and we caution our stockholders and others that these
statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. Factors that may
cause actual results to differ from expected results include
fluctuations in commodity costs, the company's ability to integrate
acquisitions and to realize the anticipated synergies and cost savings,
the effects of competitive products and pricing, economic and political
conditions that may impact customers' ability to fund purchases of our
products and services, the company's ability to achieve the cost savings
anticipated from cost reduction programs, fluctuations in foreign
currency exchange rates, the timing of cash payments and receipts, end
use demands for wireless communication services, the loss of one or more
significant customers, and other business factors. Investors should also
review other risks and uncertainties discussed in company documents
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.