Harris Corporation has named Timothy E. “Tim” Thorsteinson president of the company’s Broadcast Communications division. Thorsteinson, a 15-year veteran of the broadcast industry, had been serving as president of the division’s Leitch Technology business unit. Harris acquired Leitch in October 2005.
Thorsteinson succeeds Jeremy C. Wensinger, who is being promoted to a senior leadership position within the Government Communications Systems division.
Thorsteinson joined Leitch Technology Corporation as president and CEO in November 2003. He led the company’s financial turnaround and expansion through organic growth and acquisitions. Prior to joining Leitch, Thorsteinson was vice president of Grass Valley products for Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions, where he was responsible for product lines including switchers, server/storage units, digital news production, signal management, film imaging product lines, and TV/film production products. Previously, he served as president and CEO of the Grass Valley Group.
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