Times Microwave Systems announced the appointment of Ben Reed as the company’s new general manager, effective January 1, 2021. Previously general manager for Amphenol Fiber Systems International, Reed succeeds Bill Callahan, who has been promoted to the role of group general manager of the Amphenol RF Optical and Broadband (ARFOB) division.
Reed has served in management roles within Amphenol since 2013. Prior to joining Amphenol, he held engineering roles at Northrup Grumman Corporation. He has been working closely with Callahan on the leadership transition for several months and both will continue to collaborate on opportunities for Times Microwave and the ARFOB division to expand and diversify into new markets.
“Despite a challenging 2020, Times Microwave’s performance has never been stronger. I am proud that our team has proven the company’s extraordinary resilience and reliability,” said Callahan. “I am confident that Ben Reed is the right person to lead the business forward during this period of growth and advancing technology.”
Reed assumes leadership of Times Microwave during a period of incredible growth and success. The company continues to make substantial investments in expanded facility infrastructure and increased capacity to support continued growth into key geographies that include Europe, India and Asia-Pacific. This includes the opening of new manufacturing facilities in India and Estonia, and a Master Distribution Hub in The Netherlands in 2020. These expansions illustrate Times Microwave Systems’ commitment to customers globally and solidifies the company’s position as the lead supplier of RF and microwave solutions worldwide.
The expanded physical infrastructure supports the manufacturing of several new products released in 2020. Among the hundreds of custom products designed to meet customers’ specific needs, Times Microwave also introduced a variety of standard lines like the PhaseTrack®047, a phase-stable, highly flexible, micro coaxial cable; the times locking miniature push-on connector designed for harsh conditions that demand more rugged designs than typical SMP/SMPM connectors; and the Clarity™ 50 GHz test cables, designed to enable technologies within 5G and cloud computing.
“The Times Microwave team has earned an unparalleled reputation for technical expertise and creating unique solutions to help solve customers’ problems,” said Reed. “I look forward to continuing to lead this incredible team into a strong 2021, and beyond.”