December 14, 2020
For immediate release
WALLINGFORD, CT — Times Microwave Systems®, the preeminent brand in innovative RF and microwave interconnect assemblies, cables and connectors, announced the appointment of Ben Reed as the company’s new General Manager, effective January 1, 2021. Previously General Manager for Amphenol Fiber Systems International, Reed succeeds Bill Callahan, who has been promoted to the role of Group General Manager of the Amphenol RF Optical and Broadband (ARFOB) division.
Ben Reed has served in management roles within Amphenol since 2013. Prior to joining Amphenol, he held engineering roles at Northrup Grumman Corporation. He has been working closely with Bill Callahan on the leadership transition for several months and both will continue to collaborate on opportunities for Times Microwave and the ARFOB division to expand and diversify into new markets.
“Despite a challenging 2020, Times Microwave’s performance has never been stronger. I am proud that our team has proven the company’s extraordinary resilience and reliability,” said Callahan. “I am confident that Ben Reed is the right person to lead the business forward during this period of growth and advancing technology.”
Reed assumes leadership of Times Microwave during a period of incredible growth and success. The company continues to make substantial investments in expanded facility infrastructure and increased capacity to support continued growth into key geographies that include Europe, India, and Asia-Pacific. This includes the opening of new manufacturing facilities in India and Estonia, and a Master Distribution Hub in The Netherlands in 2020. These expansions illustrate Times Microwave Systems’ commitment to customers globally and solidifies the company’s position as the lead supplier of RF and Microwave solutions worldwide.
The expanded physical infrastructure supports the manufacturing of several new products released in 2020. Among the hundreds of custom products designed to meet customers’ specific needs, Times Microwave also introduced a variety of standard lines like the PhaseTrack®047 , a phase-stable, highly flexible, micro coaxial cable, the TLMP (Times Locking Miniature Push-On) connector designed for harsh conditions that demand more rugged designs than typical SMP/SMPM connectors, and the Clarity™ 50 GHz test cables, designed to enable technologies within 5G and cloud computing.
“The Times Microwave team has earned an unparalleled reputation for technical expertise and creating unique solutions to help solve customers’ problems,” said Reed. “I look forward to continuing to lead this incredible team into a strong 2021, and beyond.”
To learn more, watch Times Microwave Systems’ latest episode of Reel Times. Bill Callahan discusses his experience as GM of Times Microwave and shares his perspective on the company’s new leadership and prospects for the future.
A pioneering brand in innovative RF and microwave interconnect assemblies, cables, and connector designs, Times Microwave Systems is a division of Amphenol. The company has more than 70 years of experience in the industry and offers the most comprehensive suite of products on the market. Times Microwave Systems continues to rapidly expand its portfolio by addressing defense, medical, telecommunications, precision tests, and space applications. With a staff of more than 100 engineers and a global manufacturing presence, Times Microwave Systems is uniquely qualified to produce the right solution for our customers’ complex requirements.
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