GatesAir names Phil Argyris CEO

By on Aug, 7 2014 with Comments 0

Phil-ArgyrisGatesAir, a global leader in next generation over-the-air broadcast solutions for radio and television, today announced the appointment of Phil Argyris as CEO, effective 8/20. He replaces Charlie Vogt, who has been CEO of both Gates Air and Imagine Communications since the Harris Broadcast split in March.

Argyris will leverage his thirty years of management and leadership experience as well as his valuable tenure leading the former transmission division of Harris Broadcast to drive innovation and excellence in wireless over-the-air solutions. GatesAir is headquartered in Cincinnati, with operations in Quincy, IL.

“On March 17th, we created Imagine Communications and GatesAir from the former Harris Broadcast. Since then, I have been leading both companies as CEO,” said Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications. “We have implemented a universally transparent technology vision, product direction and strategy for Imagine Communications and GatesAir. Appointing Phil CEO of GatesAir is optimal timing, particularly as the broadcast industry accelerates its conversion from analog to digital in many emerging countries around the world and as the United States wireless spectrum repack nears.”

Argyris has been a results-oriented leader spanning the broadcast, Oil & Gas and high-tech industries for three decades. Prior to joining GatesAir, he served in senior management roles at Harris Corporation and Harris Broadcast, including Human Resources, General Manager of the then former GatesAir over-the-air Business Unit and Executive Vice President of R&D, Product Line Management and Marketing at Harris Broadcast.

“GatesAir has been at the forefront of architecting next-generation television and radio transmission and studio solutions for nearly 100 years, greatly advancing the world’s continuing conversion to digital technology,” said Argyris. “With its financial strength, global scale and proven expertise, the company is ideally positioned to benefit from the emerging trends that are driving our industry forward, including development of new advanced digital standards, LTE network offload and continued expansion of radio and TV networks to meet the tremendous growth in content. I am energized by this opportunity to lead GatesAir at such an exciting time.”

Argyris holds an MBA in Industrial Relations and Organization Behavior from Temple University’s Fox School of Business Management and a BBA in Finance from Temple University.

About The Author: Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.

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