Four VPs and An International Post Planted For Gates


Five key executive-level management positions aimed at “maintaining aggressive global revenue growth and profitability” have been solidified at a company that has taken an aggressive role for both radio and TV in the post-spectrum auction repack process.

With the company coming off what it claims is “its most successful quarter to date,” GatesAir has selected the following VPs:

  • Ray Miklius becomes VP/GM of Television
  • Ted Lantz becomes VP/GM of Radio
  • Keyur Parikh becomes VP/GM of GatesAir’s Intraplex
  • Tony Kobrinetz becomes VP/Engineering

At the same time, Rich Redmond has become President of GatesAir International.

This is a shift from the role of Chief Product Officer, a position Redmond has had at GatesAir since 2014.

Redmond was directly responsible for overseeing key product launches, go-to-market strategies and global marketing initiatives. In his new role, Redmond is responsible for go-to-market, product, and M&A strategies for the Asia-Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Caribbean and Latin American markets.

“As we look beyond Repack, we see substantial potential in our international markets,” GatesAir CEO Bruce Swail said. “We are fortunate to have a seasoned executive in Redmond to drive these key growth regions.”

Miklius, Lantz and Parikh have led their respective business units in Director roles since the formation of GatesAir, directly contributing to GatesAir’s success across product development and global market penetration for the company’s three key business areas.

Swail said their promotions collectively establish them as GMs with profit and loss responsibility within GatesAir, with direct responsibilities for global revenue growth and continued profitability.

“Ray, Keyur, and Ted have been groomed for these new assignments for some time,” Swail said. “The time is right to align to product centers and push decision-making to where it best resides.”

Kobrinetz comes to GatesAir following a storied career at Motorola. Tony enjoyed a 35-plus year career at Motorola, rising to the position of VP/GM of the Advanced Product Division. In this role, Kobrinetz ran engineering and manufacturing with more than 3,000 engineers and manufacturing personnel reporting to him.

He is also a long time amateur radio (HAM) operator under the call sign KB9QFI.

All five positions will be based in in GatesAir’s Mason, Ohio and Quincy, Ill., offices, reporting to Swail.