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February 12, 2008
Vectron International Heightens Focus on Industrial and Mil/Space Markets
Announces Appointment of Gregory Smolka to Lead Industrial, Military and Space Business Unit
— Vectron International, a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of Frequency Control, Sensor, and Hybrid Product solutions, today announced the strategic realignment of its business to sharpen the focus on its Industrial, Military and Space (IMS) Business Unit. As part of this increased focus, Vectron appointed Gregory Smolka to serve in the new role of Vice President of the IMS business unit. In this role, Smolka will be responsible for managing the IMS Business Unit and growing Vectron's strong market positions in test & measurement, medical imaging, process control and other industrial applications while reinforcing the company's leadership position in defense and space markets.
"As a company, we have leveraged more than 50 years of design and development experience to achieve strong leadership positions across our key markets. We continually look for opportunities to improve our business in order to increase the quality of the service and solutions we deliver to our customers worldwide," said Rick Hajec, president, Vectron International. "The formation of the IMS Business Unit will enable us to bring a heightened focus to solving the unique precision timing needs of our customers in the industrial and mil/space business segments. Moving forward, we will leverage our past successes and continue to invest in next-generation technology to help our customers solve problems and evolve their platforms while further extending our industry-leading solutions portfolio into these exciting growth markets."
"Vectron has long been recognized for bringing high quality, innovative frequency control solutions to its customers," commented Smolka. "With an application space that is expanding rapidly, driven by more and faster data transfer requirements, increased machine-to-machine communication and wireless connectivity, Vectron is well positioned to continue supporting our customers' aggressive growth initiatives."
Prior to joining Vectron, Smolka served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Axsun Technologies, where he grew revenue an average of 40% a year while driving the placement of Axsun's MEMS-based optical components into industrial process control, medical imaging, communications and homeland security markets. Previously, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Industrial and Defense business unit at Bookham Technologies, where he led the growth of Bookham's high power diode lasers, tunable lasers and optical components into industrial, medical and semiconductor capital equipment markets. Smolka holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Tulane University and a Master of Science in engineering management from Southern Methodist University.
Vectron's heritage of providing frequency control solutions to the military and space markets spans over four decades. The company's proven, high quality, HI–REL solutions are represented in the military and space programs of industry leaders including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Harris, Raytheon, ITT, Boeing, NASA, Honeywell as well as international customers such as ISAC, Thales Alenia Space & Astrium. Vectron's timing solutions have been designed in various military, communication and scientific satellite applications including the Mars Pathfinder, Iridium satellites and Globalstar satellites, as well as in various military radios, aircrafts, and radar and missile applications.
About Vectron International
Vectron International is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of frequency control, sensor, and hybrid product solutions. Vectron solves complex timing, filtering and sensor challenges by delivering customized solutions that speed time to market and offer low total cost of ownership. Vectron uses the very latest techniques in both bulk acoustic wave (BAW) and surface acoustic wave (SAW) based designs from DC to microwave frequencies. Committed to the industry's highest quality service standard and complete satisfaction, Vectron International leverages its global footprint and 50 years of experience to help customers achieve competitive differentiation and improve their bottom line. Vectron International is headquartered in Hudson, NH and has operating facilities and sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please call 1-88-VECTRON-1