Current East Coast Microwave Distributors, Inc. president and CEO Bruce Cooper plans to step down from that role after 24 years, to assume a non-executive chairman position effective January 2, 2013. He will be succeeded by James Doyle, former president and CEO of XMA Corp.

Doyle is an accomplished executive leader with over 19 years of experience and a proven track record of creating and executing well-targeted strategies that achieve business objectives. He Joins ECM after a successful run as president and CEO of XMA Corp. Prior to that post, he was the congressional affairs liaison and director for Emerson Embedded Computing in Washington, DC, a “Fortune 100” company.


Doyle holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Boston University.

“We are very excited about this new chapter at ECM. Mr. Doyle shares our goals for a healthy, high performance culture at ECM and supports our ideals in the development of standards with an emphasis on excellence through communication, cooperation and commitment,” said Bruce Cooper, founder of the company.