Tim Thorsteinson is stepping down as president of the major broadcast technology vendor “to pursue other interests,” the company said through a representative. The search is on for a successor.
Tim Thorsteinson is stepping down as president of Harris Broadcast Communications after four years on the job “to pursue other interests,” the company said through a representative today.
The move is effective Oct. 31.
Harris is now conducting a search for a successor inside and outside the company, the rep said in an e-mail.
Thorsteinson joined Harris when the equipment vendor acquired Leitch Technology in 2005. Thorsteinson was then president of Leitch.
“Tim has been instrumental in driving our broadcast business’ global expansion, entry into new product and market segments and cost reduction and operations initiatives,” said Howard Lance, CEO of parent Harris Corp. in a statement.
Prior to Leitch, Thorsteinson was vice president of Grass Valley products for Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions, where he was responsible for a variety of product lines including switchers, server/storage units, digital news production, signal management, film imaging product lines and TV/film production products.
Previously, he was president-CEO of the Grass Valley Group. Prior to Grass Valley, Thorsteinson was with Tektronix and National Semiconductor Corp.