Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC, a manufacturer of highly efficient Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Block Upconverters (BUCs) has announced that Alex Fitzgerald has joined the company as Regional Vice President of Sales for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region.
Mission Microwave has established an industry leading market presence with customers in the US and has built a globally recognized brand of solid-state amplifiers used in satellite communications networks. This expansion of the company’s sales team will generate new opportunities for customers to use the company’s SSPAs in the growing UK, Europe, and Middle East Markets. Recent products focused on this market include high power SSPA designs used to replace legacy traveling wave tube amplifiers up to 1,000 watts for gateways and broadcast hubs.
Steve Richeson, Mission Microwave’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing stated, “We are delighted to welcome Alex Fitzgerald to Mission Microwave as Vice President of Sales EMEA. Alex’s experience in winning the confidence of customers by advising them on highly complex technology choices is very much in line with our history of working closely with customers to bring the most reliable and advanced solid-state amplifiers to solve our customers’ most challenging system design opportunities. Alex’s presence within the region will make it easier for customers and partners to work with Mission Microwave on the state-of-the-art challenges that define todays SATCOM market.”
Alex Fitzgerald added, “I am honored to join the team at Mission Microwave. Since their inception, the company has demonstrated continual product innovation ingenuity by pushing the RF boundaries of what is possible with GaN BUC’s & SSPA’s. Their product leadership and proven reliability has gained them an enviable reputation throughout the industry as being the go-to company for the supply of BUC’s and SSPA’s across multiple frequency bands and power levels, and I relish the opportunity to increase their presence throughout the EMEA region.”
Mr. Fitzgerald holds an MBA from the University of Essex and has over twenty years of experience working with satellite industry customers supplying SATCOM solutions. His expertise has predominantly focused on both the digital and RF products used in satellite earth stations, gateways and VSAT terminals. Most recently Alex worked for Comtech Telecommunications where he served as Vice President of Sales covering the EMEA region supporting both commercial and government customers.