Gilat’s Wavestream Appoints Past President and Co-Founder James Rosenberg CTO
San Dimas, CA, October 14, 2014 – Wavestream, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) providing solid-state power amplifiers for mission-critical defense and broadcast satellite communications systems, announced today the appointment of Wavestream past President and co-founder James Rosenberg as CTO.
Before rejoining Wavestream, James Rosenberg held senior engineering positions in his native state of California: most recently, at Comtech Xicom Technology, where he was responsible for the development of solid-state microwave amplifiers for satellite and terrestrial communications; and previously at BTCPower (Broadband TelCom Power, Inc.) , where he managed the development of sophisticated electronics systems. Prior to that, he co-founded Wavestream and served as company President for almost seven years. Before founding Wavestream, Rosenberg managed the MicroDevices Laboratory at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and served as Director of Engineering at GPD Optoelectronics.
With a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, an MSEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BSc in Engineering from Brown University, Rosenberg held full-time faculty positions at Brown University and Harvey Mudd College, and was a Visiting Professor at Caltech, before beginning his career in the private sector.
“We are excited to have Jim’s solid technical and managerial skills back in Wavestream,” said Bob Huffman, General Manager at Wavestream. “His extensive experience in management of engineering teams and alignment of market-focused project execution solutions are going to greatly aid in achieving our objectives.”
Wavestream designs and manufactures solid-state power amplifiers for mission-critical defense and broadcast satellite communications systems. The company’s innovative, patented Spatial advantEdge™ technology provides higher output power, greater reliability and lower energy usage in more compact packages than traditional amplifier solutions. Wavestream’s proven family of products meet the growing demand for greater efficiency and significant lifecycle cost reductions for satellite communications systems worldwide. Wavestream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT). For more information, please visit the company’s web site at www.wavestream.com.