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Dielectric Reorganizes RF Department

Promotes Spugnardi after major effort in TV repack

Dielectric, Mike SpugnardiDielectric said that with the repack of U.S. TV stations “fully in the rearview mirror,” it has reorganized its RF department and promoted Mike Spugnardi to director of RF systems and components.

It plans to emphasize “new product designs that reflect changing customer needs in today’s reduced UHF spectrum in the United States, as well as making products more efficient for international TV and radio customers.”

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It credited Spugnardi with leading its strategic repack initiatives as its TV antenna manufacturing manager. “His successful strategy ensured that more than 1,000 repack customers were transitioned to new channel assignments within very tight timelines,” it stated. The announcement was made by Cory Edwards, director of OEM, distributor and southeast Asia sales.

Dielectric said it will expand its team of senior RF engineers and mechanical designers. Among its priorities is to optimize its bandpass filters for TV Channels 14 to 36, “which represent the post-repack UHF band in the United States and much of the global broadcast market.”