Antenna-maker Dielectric has announced the appointment of Michael Sharpstene as its new national sales manager.
Sharpstene was most recently with U.S. broadcast equipment dealer SCMS, which he joined in 2010.
His appointment comes in the wake of the announced retirement of eastern sales chief Christine Zuba. She will be working with Sharpstene for the next six months before her retirement to consolidate U.S. sales.
Referring to his years with SCMS experience Sharpstene said, “That experience, combined with my customer service skills, well-prepare me for the opportunity to help Dielectric’s radio and TV customers with the best solution wile evaluating antennas, filters and other RF products for their broadcast systems.”
Dielectric Vice President of Sales Jay Martin said, “We thought long and hard about who could best fill Christine’s shoes following her retirement, and Michael quickly rose to the top of our list of candidates based on his diverse experiences gained over nearly 15 years at SCMS.”
He added, “He joins Dielectric at a critical juncture for the broadcast industry where TV stations are starting to plan their future ATSC 3.0 network designs and radio stations are investing in higher efficiency RF systems that include next-generation antennas.”