Satnews Daily
September 25th, 2017

Mission Microwave Technologies Adds VP Sales and Marketing and He's a Veteran of Satellite Communications 

Always good news when a company expands their team, and this new hire comes with 30 years experience in the industry.

Steve Richeson

Mission Microwave Technologies, Inc., manufacturer of compact, highly efficient Solid State Power Amplifiers and Block Upconverters, announced that it is expanding its executive team with the appointment of Steve Richeson as VP Sales and Marketing.

Richeson is a 30 year veteran of the satellite communications industry and has previously held leadership positions with Advantech Wireless, Exelis Inc., Harris Corporation, Echostar and Scientific-Atlanta. Richeson is a registered professional engineer and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has an MBA from Georgia State University and earned his electrical engineering degree at Georgia Tech.

Francis Auricchio

Francis Auricchio, CEO of Mission Microwave commented that as they expand their team to prepare for the growth of their business, they needed a sales leader who is credible with their customers and has a strong technical and commercial background. Steve’s background and reputation in the industry fit well with their company’s mission to bring the industry’s best solutions, service and support to their customers.

Richeson added that Mission Microwave has brought a fresh approach to the way RF products and solid state power amplifiers are designed, delivered and supported. This brings obvious benefits to their customers in terms of SWaP (size, weight and power), reliability and performance, and he's excited to have the opportunity to help build what will become the leading company in providing high power Radio Frequency products.