Vari-L Company Announces Appointment Of Ernest Hafersat as Vice President of Manufacturing

Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Vari-L Company, Inc.

    DENVER, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Vari-L Company, Inc. (OTC: VARL), a
 leading provider of advanced components for the wireless telecommunications
 industry, today announced the appointment of Ernest C. Hafersat as Vice
 President of Manufacturing.
     Mr. Hafersat brings to Vari-L more than 22 years of senior management
 level experience in high technology manufacturing, operations, engineering,
 quality control, and materials management in venues ranging from the United
 States to the Far East.
     "Vari-L is moving aggressively to strengthen its middle and senior
 management teams, and the addition of Ernie Hafersat is an integral part of
 that process," said Pete Pappas, CEO.  "He brings to Vari-L a wealth of
 diversified experience in effectively managing small and large manufacturing
 operations for the optimum combination of quality and efficiency.  His scope
 of responsibility at Vari-L is to extend the Company's reputation for
 developing and delivering best-of-class products on time and on budget."
     Mr. Hafersat's experience includes seven years with disk storage
 manufacturer Maxtor Corporation, where he served in various management
 capacities, including Senior Director of Engineering, responsible for new
 product development, firmware, electrical, mechanical engineering and testing
 to meet requirements for key strategic customer introductions.  Another recent
 assignment was with Read-Rite Corporation, a manufacturer of magnetic
 recording components for the hard drive industry located in Penang, Malaysia
 and the Philippines.  As acting Vice President and General Manager/Senior
 Director of Operations, Engineering & Materials at Read-Rite, he was
 responsible for 4,500 labor personnel and all aspects of a manufacturing
 operation that produced up to six million units per quarter for various
 strategic disk drive customers.
     Mr. Hafersat's previous assignments included positions as Senior Manager
 of Engineering with Exabyte Corporation, Director of Manufacturing with
 Optotech Inc., Director of Manufacturing Engineering with Kennedy Corporation,
 and Manager of Manufacturing/Industrial/Cost Engineering with IBM-MCA Joint
 Venture (Discovision).
     Through its headquarters in Denver, Vari-L designs, manufactures and
 markets wireless communications components that generate or process radio
 frequency (RF) and microwave frequency signals.  Vari-L's patented products
 are used in commercial infrastructure equipment (including cellular/paging/PCS
 base stations and repeaters, fixed terminal point to point/multi-point data
 radios including LMDS/MMDS), consumer subscriber products (advanced
 cellular/PCS/satellite handsets, web-enabled smart phones, 2-way pagers,
 wireless PDAs, home networking), and military/aerospace platforms (satellite
 communications/telemetry, missile guidance, electronic warfare, electronic
 countermeasures, battlefield communications).  Vari-L serves a diverse
 customer base of the world's leading technology companies, including Adaptive
 Broadband, Agilent Technologies, Digital Microwave, Ericsson, Glenayre
 Technologies (Wireless Access), Harris, Hughes, Lockheed Martin, Lucent
 Technologies, Microwave Data Systems, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC, NeoPoint,
 Netro, Newbridge Networks, Nokia, Northrop Grumman, Novatel Wireless,
 Raytheon, Samsung and Siemens.
 
     Some of the statements contained in this news release are forward-looking
 statements.  The accuracy of these statements cannot be guaranteed as they are
 subject to a variety of risks, including but not limited to the success of the
 products into which the Company's products are integrated, governmental action
 relating to wireless communications, licensing and regulation, the accuracy of
 the Company's internal projections as to the demand for certain types of
 technological innovation, competitive products and pricing, the success of new
 product development efforts, the timely release for production and the
 delivery of products under existing contracts, and the outcome of pending and
 threatened litigation and regulatory actions as well as other factors.
 
 

SOURCE Vari-L Company, Inc.
    DENVER, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Vari-L Company, Inc. (OTC: VARL), a
 leading provider of advanced components for the wireless telecommunications
 industry, today announced the appointment of Ernest C. Hafersat as Vice
 President of Manufacturing.
     Mr. Hafersat brings to Vari-L more than 22 years of senior management
 level experience in high technology manufacturing, operations, engineering,
 quality control, and materials management in venues ranging from the United
 States to the Far East.
     "Vari-L is moving aggressively to strengthen its middle and senior
 management teams, and the addition of Ernie Hafersat is an integral part of
 that process," said Pete Pappas, CEO.  "He brings to Vari-L a wealth of
 diversified experience in effectively managing small and large manufacturing
 operations for the optimum combination of quality and efficiency.  His scope
 of responsibility at Vari-L is to extend the Company's reputation for
 developing and delivering best-of-class products on time and on budget."
     Mr. Hafersat's experience includes seven years with disk storage
 manufacturer Maxtor Corporation, where he served in various management
 capacities, including Senior Director of Engineering, responsible for new
 product development, firmware, electrical, mechanical engineering and testing
 to meet requirements for key strategic customer introductions.  Another recent
 assignment was with Read-Rite Corporation, a manufacturer of magnetic
 recording components for the hard drive industry located in Penang, Malaysia
 and the Philippines.  As acting Vice President and General Manager/Senior
 Director of Operations, Engineering & Materials at Read-Rite, he was
 responsible for 4,500 labor personnel and all aspects of a manufacturing
 operation that produced up to six million units per quarter for various
 strategic disk drive customers.
     Mr. Hafersat's previous assignments included positions as Senior Manager
 of Engineering with Exabyte Corporation, Director of Manufacturing with
 Optotech Inc., Director of Manufacturing Engineering with Kennedy Corporation,
 and Manager of Manufacturing/Industrial/Cost Engineering with IBM-MCA Joint
 Venture (Discovision).
     Through its headquarters in Denver, Vari-L designs, manufactures and
 markets wireless communications components that generate or process radio
 frequency (RF) and microwave frequency signals.  Vari-L's patented products
 are used in commercial infrastructure equipment (including cellular/paging/PCS
 base stations and repeaters, fixed terminal point to point/multi-point data
 radios including LMDS/MMDS), consumer subscriber products (advanced
 cellular/PCS/satellite handsets, web-enabled smart phones, 2-way pagers,
 wireless PDAs, home networking), and military/aerospace platforms (satellite
 communications/telemetry, missile guidance, electronic warfare, electronic
 countermeasures, battlefield communications).  Vari-L serves a diverse
 customer base of the world's leading technology companies, including Adaptive
 Broadband, Agilent Technologies, Digital Microwave, Ericsson, Glenayre
 Technologies (Wireless Access), Harris, Hughes, Lockheed Martin, Lucent
 Technologies, Microwave Data Systems, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC, NeoPoint,
 Netro, Newbridge Networks, Nokia, Northrop Grumman, Novatel Wireless,
 Raytheon, Samsung and Siemens.
 
     Some of the statements contained in this news release are forward-looking
 statements.  The accuracy of these statements cannot be guaranteed as they are
 subject to a variety of risks, including but not limited to the success of the
 products into which the Company's products are integrated, governmental action
 relating to wireless communications, licensing and regulation, the accuracy of
 the Company's internal projections as to the demand for certain types of
 technological innovation, competitive products and pricing, the success of new
 product development efforts, the timely release for production and the
 delivery of products under existing contracts, and the outcome of pending and
 threatened litigation and regulatory actions as well as other factors.
 
 SOURCE  Vari-L Company, Inc.