GatesAir Appoints Joe Mack As CRO

A 35-year broadcast industry veteran, Mack has taken on roles of increasing responsibility over his 30 years at Harris Corp. and GatesAir. In his new role, he will oversee all global sales activity.

GatesAir, a global provider of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio, today promoted Joe Mack to chief revenue officer, effective immediately. He will oversee global sales activity in his new role, with all regional sales leaders across APAC, CALA, EMEA and North America reporting to him. He will continue to report to GatesAir CEO Bruce D. Swail.

A 35-year broadcast industry veteran, Mack has taken on roles of increasing responsibility over his 30 years at Harris Corp. and GatesAir. He was promoted to vice president of sales, Americas upon the formation of GatesAir in 2014, following several successful leadership roles at Harris Corp.’s Broadcast Communications Division. In this role, Joe was responsible for all U.S. spectrum repack sales efforts.

Mack initially came to Harris through the acquisition of Midwest Communication in 1990. Prior to joining Midwest and Harris, he specialized in the development of instant news production and campaigned satellite flyaway terminals around the world for major global broadcasting networks, including BBC, CTV, SABC, Hearst, CBS, ABC and NBC. His key early-career achievements include the Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Iceland, and the Tiananmen Square uprising in Beijing.

“Joe has demonstrated a sharp sense of relationship building and customer commitment over his decades at Harris and GatesAir, which has resulted in record sales levels for our radio and television transmission businesses,” said Swail. “Above all, he has proven to be an exceptional leader over his career, with a diverse background in sales, management and engineering that has contributed to his success. We are thrilled to welcome Joe to this important new executive leadership role.”

“I have had the pleasure of working with all current regional sales leaders at GatesAir over many years, and it’s an honor to now work and collaborate with them in a more direct manner as we sharpen our global go-to-market strategy,” said Mack. “Having worked directly within the transmission business for 30 years, this is a business I am intimately familiar with and understand on a worldwide scale. I look forward to leading GatesAir’s global sales initiatives and building a foundation for our future business success.”


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