Swail Succeeds Argyris As This Tech Firm’s Head


One of the top wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions providers for both radio and TV broadcast companies has selected the successor to its retiring CEO.

Bruce D. Swail, a broadcast tech industry veteran, has already taken the role previously held by Phil Argyris at GatesAir. 

That’s not to say Argyris is gone from GatesAir: He’ll remain with the company “as long as necessary” to facilitate a smooth leadership transition.

John Danner, Chairman of GatesAir and Managing Director at parent company The Gores Group thanked Argyris for his nearly 14 years of leadership at the company.

“Over his tenure, he helped establish a standard of innovation and excellence across the company’s product and service portfolio,” he said.

Argyris commented, “I greatly enjoyed my time at GatesAir. Besides working with some of the highest quality employees and customers in the industry, I consider many of those employees and customers my friends.”

With Swail, GatesAir welcomes a seasoned executive who brings more than 35 years of telecom and electronics experience. Most recently, Swail was the CEO of Ulticom Inc., a private equity held provider of telecom signaling solutions and U.S. Robotics, the well-known data communications vendor, also private equity held.

Earlier in his career, Swail was an executive at Flextronics and spent 20 years with Motorola, where he led global manufacturing and technology businesses ranging in size from $30 million to $1.5 billion.

Danner said, “We are very pleased to have attracted an accomplished industry veteran the caliber of Bruce to lead GatesAir going forward. We are highly confident that his blend of skills and experience will be the perfect fit for GatesAir as it enters this exciting and challenging period in the broadcast equipment industry.”