Southwest Microwave is pleased to announce the appointment of Holger Stuehrmann as Director of Sales, Microwave Products Division (MPD). Stuehrmann brings more than 30 years of customer-centric focus, new product development success and operational performance improvement experience to Southwest Microwave. In his new role, Stuehrmann will assume management of MPD’s worldwide sales and business generation activities.

Stuehrmann joins Southwest Microwave from the STC Microwave Systems division of Crane Aerospace and Electronics, where he served as Director of Business Development & Sales and previously as Business Manager, Microwave Components.  During his tenure at STC, Stuehrmann successfully drove growth through business unit consolidation, targeting of international markets and strategic realignment of the sales organization to maximize customer satisfaction and market penetration.

Stuehrmann previously spent 11 years with Paris-based TEMEX Components, first as VP Sales & Marketing, doubling sales of the company's 12 worldwide business units within three years, then as vice president of operations North America, successfully qualifying the organization for ISO 9001 certification and managing MRP system implementation.

Expanding on his new role, Stuehrmann said, “Our goals ahead are a continued performance focus and the expansion and tailoring of our connector solutions to align optimally with user and target market demand. We have talented sales, engineering and production groups, and are focused on maximizing collaboration between these teams to support excellence in customer satisfaction and drive growth.”

Stuehrmann's background in electrical engineering, key account and channel management and international market expansion position him for leadership of Southwest Microwave’s sales team and further global penetration of the company’s industry-leading connectors and adapters.

“There is excellent synergy between Holger's microwave component and systems experience and business development success in the defense, space and medical industries and Southwest Microwave’s high-performance connectors portfolio, which is well-aligned with the needs of these sectors,” explained Don Bradfield, MPD general manager. “His technical sales approach and focus on operational excellence will support our customers effectively and assist us in continuing to grow our brand worldwide.”