Trompeter Electronics, Inc. announced that Clay Feustel has been selected as senior applications engineer. In this capacity, Feustel will have a leading role in the definition and development of new products for specific applications within the the telecom, CATV, FTTX, broadcast, and other markets supported by the Mesa, AZ unit of Stratos International. He will report to Joe Norwood, executive vice president of Stratos and president of Trompeter.
According to Trompeter, Feustel brings to the position extensive experience as a key business interface between sales teams and R&D and manufacturing units, coordinating priorities and overall product strategy. He spent many years in the telecom and optical connectivity industry, most recently as a tech manager in strategic marketing and development for OFS, and earlier for Avaya, Lucent Technologies, and AT&T (Bell Labs).
"This is an exciting opportunity to bring unique products to market faster with a respected team that is dedicated to working together to meet customer needs quickly and innovatively," comments Feustel.
Feustel received an MS in Applied Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.
"Clay's experience and expertise in important target markets will give us the senior technical field presence needed to develop new business and create passive and active solutions for our customers," notes Norwood. "He will add an invaluable interface dimension between our customers, our sales and marketing team, and to Trompeter's excellent design engineering team."
Trompeter, a wholly-owned division of Stratos International, is a producer of RF interconnect products, including RF connectors, cross-connects, patching, cable assemblies, and related tools for the telecommunications, broadcast, military aerospace, and instrumentation markets.