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GatesAir Appoints Phil Argyris Chief Executive Officer

Industry veteran and former Harris Broadcast executive to lead transmitter business

A version of this article originally appeared in TV Technology.

GatesAir announced the appointment of Phil Argyris as CEO, effective Aug. 20. It said he has 30 years of management and leadership experience and noted his tenure leading the former transmission division of Harris Broadcast. GatesAir is headquartered in Cincinnati with operations in Quincy, Ill.

“On March 17th, we created Imagine Communications and GatesAir from the former Harris Broadcast. Since then, I have been leading both companies as CEO,” stated Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications. “We have implemented a universally transparent technology vision, product direction and strategy for Imagine Communications and GatesAir.” He said the appointment of Argyris is “optimal timing, particularly as the broadcast industry accelerates its conversion from analog to digital in many emerging countries around the world and as the United States wireless spectrum repack nears.”

Argyris has experience in broadcast, oil and gas and high-tech industries. Prior to joining GatesAir, he held senior management roles at Harris Corp., and Harris Broadcast, including human resources, general manager of theGatesAir over-the-air business unit and executive vice president of R&D, product line management and marketing at Harris Broadcast.

Argyris was quoted in the announcement saying the company is positioned to benefit from trends including “development of new advanced digital standards, LTE network offload and continued expansion of radio and TV networks to meet the tremendous growth in content.”