This month, Sinclair Broadcast Group announced the promotion of Keith Pelletier to president of Dielectric. Pelletier has been employed by Dielectric for 25 years and has operated as vice-president and general manager of the RF antenna and system manufacturer since Sinclair acquired the assets in 2013.
“I am looking forward to leading the company into the future,” said Pelletier following the announcement. “Dielectric will continue to embrace change and lead efforts to stay on the cutting edge of technology and manufacturing while solving broadcasters’ future RF needs.”
Previous President, Andy Whiteside, who is retiring this summer, said, “Keith has in-depth engineering and manufacturing experience coupled with strong leadership skills and excellent rapport with Dielectric’s customer base.
“Keith recognized early on the unprecedented demands that the US Spectrum Repack would place on the industry, and drove his team to develop and implement the innovative engineering and manufacturing process changes that resulted in Dielectric providing over 85% of the TV antennas to the Repack program — a key factor in ensuring the timely success of the Repack effort.”
Per a company press release, Pelletier earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine, Orono. Over the course of his employment, he has gained experience working with all of Dielectric’s products and services, authoring numerous technical papers and presenting at major engineering conferences.
“He is well known and respected throughout the industry and will continue to lead innovation at Dielectric in support of US and overseas broadcasters,” read the release.