Wilson Electronics, which offers cell signal boosters for businesses and consumers via its channel of resellers, has appointed Bob Van Buskirk president and CEO.
Most recently, Van Buskirk served as president of RF Micro Device’s Multi-Market Products Group from November 2007 to March 2012.
“I am tremendously excited to join Wilson Electronics at this important inflection point in the history of the company,” Van Buskirk said. “Demand is accelerating for fixed and mobile cellular boosters for use in consumer, enterprise and industrial applications around the world. The global demand is increasing rapidly for enhanced fixed and mobile broadband connectivity and improved access to cellular broadband services for both consumers and businesses.”
Van Buskirk said that his focus will be on growth, especially the acceleratation of Wilson Electronics’ global presence.
“We are delighted to have attracted someone with the depth and breadth of experience as Bob,” said Jim Wilson, Wilson Electronics founder, former CEO and member of the Board of Directors. “Along with his proven leadership, Bob brings the technology, RF and wireless industry experience, management insight and the personal attributes necessary to drive Wilson Electronics through the next phase of profitable growth.”
Prior to RFMD, Van Buskirk served as president, CEO and director of Sirenza Microdevices, a provider of RF components, from 1999 through its acquisition by RFMD in November 2007. Prior to Sirenza, he served as the executive vice president of business development and operations at Multilink Technology Corp., which specialized in high bit-rate components for fiber optic systems. And, he held various senior management positions at TRW, an electronics systems and semiconductor technology provider.
Van Buskirk holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach in addition to the completion of the graduate executive program in finance/accounting and contract management at University of California, Los Angeles, with additional post-graduate course work in engineering management at Loyola Marymount University.