Keyur Parikh has been promoted to become vice president of engineering at GatesAir, succeeding Tony Kobrinetz, who retires.
Parikh most recently was director and VP/GM of the company’s Intraplex Product Group; Ted Lantz now takes on that role.
The manufacturer said Parikh will have “increased responsibilities across engineering team management and system software development for all product lines.” He reports to CEO Bruce Swail.
“Parikh is the chief architect of GatesAir’s Intraplex IP networking products, and led a global development team that introduced several award-winning products,” the company stated. “His innovations include Intraplex NetXpress, which broke ground in 2005 as the industry’s first IP audio and data multiplexer; the IP Link family of codecs, GatesAir’s flagship product line for the Intraplex business today; and Intraplex Ascent, GatesAir’s first cloud-based transport platform, introduced last year.” It noted that he holds patents for media transport and synchronization over wide-area IP networks, and is a past recipient of Radio World’s Industry Innovator Award.
Swail was quoted saying Parikh did “an excellent job managing a fully integrated Intraplex business unit while maintaining the brand’s industry leadership position.” Swail noted Parikh’s background in software development and systems engineering, saying it is “consistent with GatesAir’s continued product evolution from hardware to software-oriented platforms.”
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