Norsat International Inc. (“Norsat”) (TSX: NII and OTC BB: NSATF), a provider of communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications, today announced the promotion of Mr. Ken Broom to General Manager of its Sinclair Division effective November 22, 2013. Mr. Broom joined the Company in May 2013 and is currently the Division’s Director of Operations.
Mr. Gissing, who currently leads the Sinclair Division, has resigned to pursue another opportunity and will leave the Company on November 21, 2013.
Mr. Broom has more than 20 years of operations management experience in the high tech battery industry.
Prior to joining Norsat, he held the position of VP of Operations at BAK Battery, a manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for personal electronics, electric vehicles and battery storage applications. Prior to BAK, he was General Manager of E-One Moli Energy Corporation, a producer of lithium-ion batteries based in British Columbia. During the past three decades, Mr. Broom has held leadership positions in quality, engineering, product design, operations, R&D and general management. Mr. Broom holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario.
“I would like to congratulate Ken on his promotion,” said Dr. Amiee Chan, President and CEO of Norsat. “He has done an exceptional job leading Sinclair’s operations over the past six months and I know he will continue to deliver in his new role. He has extensive general management and leadership experience and we are confident in his ability to play a leading role in the future growth and strategic development of Sinclair’s business. I’d also like to thank Ivan for his service and we wish him well in all his future endeavours.”