Richardson Electronics, Ltd. announced the addition of two new field sales engineers in Texas and Southern California for the Power & Microwave Technologies group, Steve Gotwalt and Fred Firoozeh.

Steve Gotwalt joins the Richardson Electronics Power & Microwave Technologies team with over 25 years of experience in the RF and microwave market and will be expanding accounts in the South Central U.S. region. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Gotwalt joined Texas Instruments where he spent 15 years in design, development, and production. He took his engineering experience to MACOM where he became a senior sales engineer for over four years. Gotwalt went on to a sales management role at the Cain-Forlaw Company where he was a regional manager for 12 years. Most recently, Steve managed military/aerospace sales in the Midwest for Times Microwave Systems. His extensive industry knowledge, coupled with strong technical and business skills, allows Richardson to deliver outstanding support to our customers.

Based in Los Angeles, Calif., Fred Firoozeh brings more than 20 years of sales and application engineering experience for both the power and RF and the microwave and communications markets. After obtaining a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Firoozeh’s career has been extensive with many roles such as senior and regional field application engineer, and regional sales manager for both OEMs and distribution in the western U.S. Most recently, Fred was the regional sales manager for Southern California and Nevada for CDI. With his extensive technical background and years of industry experience, Firoozeh will have a strong impact and be a true asset to our customers in the West.

“We are excited to welcome Fred and Steve to the Richardson team. Their talent and extensive industry experience will help drive the expansion of our demand creation model and enable market growth initiatives with new technology partners, and bring increased focus on legacy MRO electron device customers,” said Greg Peloquin, EVP, Power and Microwave Technologies at Richardson.