MELBOURNE, Fla. and ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has named Julio Villafane managing director of the Caribbean/Latin America region for its RF Communications business.
In this role, Villafane will provide strategic direction and day-to-day management of all staff in the region, overseeing the regional headquarters in Miami as well as sales offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; and Mexico City. He reports to Andy Start, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications.
"The addition of Julio to the Harris RF Communications team plays an integral role in the development of our Caribbean and Latin America business and supports our overall global expansion," Start said. "Julio brings extensive international experience in improving performance and driving increased revenue for global telecommunications technology and applied solutions providers."
Prior to joining Harris, Villafane served as director of sales and business development for Cisco Systems. During his career he also worked for 10 years at Motorola, where he held several positions including vice president of strategic accounts.
Villafane earned his master's degree in business administration with national academic honors from Mercer University, and his bachelor's degree in industrial and systems engineering from Georgia Tech where he is an active member of the Board of Advisors for the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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