DeFrancesco Named General Manager of Telecast Fiber Systems

Telecast Fiber Systems has appointed Steve DeFrancesco general manager. He will report directly to Glenn Pennycook, president of the Enterprise Solutions Division of Belden Americas, which recently completed its acquisition of Telecast Fiber Systems.

DeFrancesco has 20 years of commercial and operations experience in the electronics and enterprise-software industries. He joined Belden’s Business Development organization three years ago and more recently served as director of sales and marketing for its Thermax business unit. Previously, he held various senior management roles in operations and marketing for enterprise software companies and was a principal consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. DeFrancesco holds an MBA from Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and industrial engineering from Clarkson University.

“Telecast Fiber Systems is the unquestioned leader in fiber-optic solutions for broadcasting transmission, so the company provides an ideal complement to Belden’s strategy centered around light, air, and connectivity,” said DeFrancesco. “I am delighted to be working with professionals of the caliber of the Telecast team and look forward to helping expand our global market presence.”

Said Richard Cerny, COO of Telecast Fiber Systems, “Not only are we fortunate to have a professional of Steve’s experience and proven leadership abilities to take the helm, but the Belden acquisition means our company will be propelled into the next realm of market leadership and better able to capitalize on the growing demand for mixed copper and fiber solutions.”

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