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Federico D’Avis of Dielectric Retires

John Macdonald steps into sales role at RF company

Federico d'Avis of Dielectric
Federico d’Avis

Federico d’Avis is retiring from his position as international sales director of Dielectric; he’ll continue as a part-time consultant to the antenna manufacturer, while John Macdonald takes over his former role.

“Federico was responsible for Dielectric’s growth in the CALA region and Canada over 12 years with the company,” the firm said in an announcement. “He substantially raised Dielectric’s visibility and market share in these regions, and was responsible for the company’s largest regional projects.

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“He also built partnerships in countries that helped Dielectric get closer to its customers. This notably includes Brazil, where he established local manufacturing agreements to eliminate high import expenses, and minimize RF and antenna costs for Brazil’s broadcasters.”

John Macdonald of Dielectric
John Macdonald

Among his projects were an eight-channel FM radio antenna and dual-manifold combiner for CRP Medios y Entretenimiento in Peru; RF and antenna systems for TV Azteca’s national ATSC DTV network in Mexico; and TV channel relocation projects for Canada’s DTV Allotment Plan.

Before joining Dielectric 11 years ago, he worked in microwave antenna sales with Gabriel Electronics and Radio Waves.

John Macdonald has worked with international transmission manufacturers such as Broadcast Electronics, Thomcast and Nautel. He will report to Jay Martin, VP of sales.

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