SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RF INDUSTRIES, LTD. (NASDAQ:RFIL) announced today that its Board of Directors has promoted Johnny Carl Walker, President of RF Industries, to the additional position of Chief Executive Officer. The Company's former CEO, Howard Hill, was appointed Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Hill said, "This change culminates the Company's plan for my successor. Since joining the Company last October, Johnny has spearheaded the Company's M&A strategic initiative including the recent acquisition of Comnet Telecom Supply. As the Company's Chief Operating Officer, Johnny and I will continue to work together to successfully grow the Company's business operations."
Prior to joining the Company as President, Mr. Walker was most recently CEO and CFO of Hutton Communications from 1999 to 2014, where he and his team led this wireless company to overall profitability during his tenure, multiple acquisitions and was instrumental in the development of a private label line of wireless accessories. Prior to1998 Mr. Walker served with several public companies as COO and CFO, and was heavily involved in merger and acquisition activities. Until 1983, he was a Partner with Deloitte & Touche (Haskins & Sells). Mr. Walker is a CPA (inactive), studied Accounting and Finance at Texas Tech, received his BBA at Texas A&M Commerce and his MSA at Texas Tech.
About RF Industries
RF Industries is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative interconnect products and complex cable assemblies across diversified, high growth markets including wireless carriers & infrastructure, medical and industrial. The Company's products include RF connectors, coaxial and custom cable assemblies, fiber optic cables, wiring harnesses and medical wiring. The Company's connectivity products are used throughout the growing and evolving wireless infrastructure. Through its newly acquired Comnet Telecom Supply, Inc. subsidiary, the Company manufactures and sells fiber optic and other cabling technologies and data center equipment solutions. The Company has reported 21 consecutive years of profitability and is headquartered in San Diego, California with operations in Las Vegas, Nevada, Yaphank, New York and East Brunswick, New Jersey. Please visit the RF Industries website at www.rfindustries.com.
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