(CINCINNATI, Ohio--January 10, 2008) Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has named Paul Eisner vice president, servers and news, for the Harris Broadcast Communications digital media business.
In this new role, Eisner will oversee the strategic direction, development and operational execution of Harris server and newsroom solutions. He will oversee a team of engineers and marketing staff and will be based in Northridge, Calif.
Eisner previously served as Harris vice president of product marketing for video processing and distribution products. Under his leadership, the business substantially increased revenues, profitability and market share. Eisner and his team were responsible for the planning and execution of major new product introductions for video processing, routing, master control, branding and multi-source display processing solutions, including a variety of high-definition products.
“Paul has built a reputation with customers and within Harris for introducing successful new products and platforms to serve both existing and new markets,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. “He has been a large part of Harris’ significant growth in recent years, and his experience and success made him an ideal choice to lead our server and news business. Moving one of our top business leaders into this new role underscores our commitment to continue the rapid growth of our servers and news business over the past year. We look forward to leveraging Paul’s expertise, enthusiasm and leadership capabilities to grow this critical part of Harris Broadcast.”
Eisner moves into his new position with 17 years of product development, sales and marketing experience including six years within Harris and the former Leitch Technology business that Harris acquired in 2005. An industry veteran, he has a diverse background including senior leadership positions in wireless broadband, new media advertising and telecommunications markets.
Harris Broadcast Communications provides products, systems, and services that deliver interoperable workflow solutions that span the entire broadcast delivery chain. The Harris ONE approach brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that are ideal for emerging media business models and for customers upgrading media operations to digital and high-definition services.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of over $4 billion and 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com