Southwest Microwave, Inc., a specialist in perimeter security technologies and microwave interconnect products, has appointed Don Bradfield as president, effective immediately.
Based at the company’s Tempe, Arizona headquarters, Bradfield will oversee domestic and international operations of the Security Systems and Microwave Products Divisions, including Southwest Microwave, Ltd., located in Worcestershire, United Kingdom.
In his previous role as general manager of the company’s Microwave Products Division, Bradfield expanded the manufacturing operation, introduced a range of new high-frequency connectors for specialized aerospace and military applications, and oversaw NIST and ITAR compliance initiatives.
Bradfield joined Southwest Microwave in January 2014. He has more than 30 years of design engineering and operations management experience in the RF / microwave / mmWave products industry. His previous positions include vice president of operations at L-3 Communications / Narda Microwave West; director of technology at Crane Electronics; and director of operations, manufacturing engineering manager and design engineer at Herley Industries.
Bradfield holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology from Capital Institute of Technology.
Holger Stuehrmann steps into the role of general manager following Bradfield’s promotion. Stuehrmann joined the Microwave Products Division in 2014 as Director of Sales, managing worldwide sales and business development activities. He has 30 years of experience in new product development and operational performance improvement in RF / mmWave solutions for defense, space and commercial sectors.
Stuehrmann’s previous experience includes Director of Business Development and Sales and Business Manager, Microwave Components at STC Microwave Systems, a division of Crane Aerospace and Electronics. He also spent 11 years with Paris-based TEMEX Components, first as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, then as Vice President of Operations, North America.
Stuehrmann holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from City University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Bremen, Germany.