President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Pangia is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of Aviat Networks, the world’s largest independent supplier of wireless transmission systems. From March 2009 to July 2011, he served as the Chief Sales Officer where he was responsible for company-wide operations of the Global Sales and Services organization. Prior to joining Aviat Networks, Mr. Pangia served as senior vice president, Global Sales Operations and Strategy at Nortel, where he was responsible for all operational aspects of the Global Sales function. Prior to that, he was president of Nortel’s Asia region where his key responsibilities included sales and overall business management for all countries where Nortel did business in the region. Mr. Pangia holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Windsor and a master of business administration from the University of Toronto.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Before joining Aviat Networks in May 2015, Mr. Marimon served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance at QuickLogic Corporation, a provider of ultra-low power, customizable semiconductors from 2008-2015. Prior to QuickLogic, he served as CFO in a variety of organizations including Anchor Bay Technologies, Inc., Tymphany Corporation and Scientific Technologies Incorporated. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Marimon served at Com21 Corporation, a global supplier of broadband access solutions, where he was promoted from Corporate Controller to VP of Finance and CFO. Prior to Com21, he worked at KLA-Tencor Corporation for 11 years in a variety of senior executive financial management positions. Mr. Marimon holds a master’s of management degree in finance and accounting from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
As senior vice president and chief marketing and strategy officer, Mr. McFall provides overall direction for programs to position the company in its focus markets. Mr. McFall has been with the company since the formation of its UK subsidiary in 1989. His initial assignment was in new business development, first in the UK and later the European market. In 1994 he relocated to the company’s headquarters in San Jose, California, assuming responsibility for worldwide product marketing. He has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the wireless telecommunications industry, holding prior positions with two UK based companies: Ferranti International Signal plc. and GEC Telecommunications Ltd. Mr. McFall holds a bachelor of science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK.
Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer
Mr. Stumpe is the senior vice president and chief sales officer for Aviat Networks. Before his appointment as chief sales officer, Mr. Stumpe was the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Aviat Networks and held a variety of roles including vice president of strategic accounts, product line management and business development. Mr. Stumpe joined Aviat Networks as the director of marketing in 1996 and has over 20 year of experience in the wireless transmission industry. Previously, Mr. Stumpe worked for California Microwave from 1992 to 1996 as vice president, product management and was director, operations for Amstrad, plc, a UK-based computer and communications equipment company.
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary
Meena Elliott serves as the Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Corporate Secretary of Aviat Networks. Most recently she served as the Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary overseeing the legal affairs of the Company. She has over 20 years of domestic and international legal and business management experience in the private and public sector. Ms. Elliott joined the company March, 2006 as the Division Counsel for Harris Corporation’s Microwave Communications Division. The company merged with Stratex Networks in 2007 to form Harris Stratex now Aviat Networks. Prior to joining the Microwave Communications Division, she was a chief counsel at the Department of Commerce. Previously, she worked at XM Satellite Radio. She began her career as an attorney with Energizer where she also served as Director, International Counsel. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a juris doctor of law and masters of business administration degrees from Washington University in St. Louis.
Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer
Mr. Gustafsson joined Aviat Networks in 2013 and brings extensive experience in microwave and wireless technologies. As senior vice president, product and services portfolio management he is responsible for maximizing the business value of Aviat Networks’ product and service portfolio. Prior to joining Aviat Networks, Mr. Gustafsson spent over 20 years at Ericsson, where he had a strong impact on the development and design of several innovative microwave products. As Ericsson’s head of product line microwave and mobile backhaul, he developed and managed the roadmap and lifecycle for the entire Ericsson microwave, mobile backhaul and small cell backhaul portfolio. For more than 10 years Mr. Gustafsson was heavily involved in the definition, ramp up and management of the MINI-LINK™ microwave system. In addition, he managed the integration of Marconi microwave into Ericsson, where he delivered rapid alignment of several overlapping products and oversaw the restructuring of Marconi’s supply chain and operations. Mr. Gustafsson holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering (MscEE) from Chalmers University Sweden.
Senior Vice President, Global Operations
As senior vice president of Global Operations, Mr. Tucker, since 2012, has had overall day-to-day responsibility for all Aviat Networks material sourcing and manufacturing operations. From 2005 to 2012, he served in a number of roles for Aviat Networks and its predecessor companies Harris Stratex Networks and Stratex Networks. For example, as senior director for North America Operations, Mr. Tucker spearheaded major transitions in ERP systems, product lines and operational locations. He also led the company’s post-merger systems unification with Harris Microwave Communications Division (MCD) in 2007. Before joining Aviat Networks, Mr. Tucker worked for Sony Corp. as director of Manufacturing Engineering and Maintenance for two production facilities. Overall, Mr. Tucker has more than 24 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing operations with high-tech companies. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida, is Six Sigma Certified and has pursued postgraduate studies/research in semiconductor physics at Georgia Tech.
Vice President, International Sales
Mr. Kumar has been the vice president, International Sales, for Aviat Networks since 2016. In addition, he serves as the general manager for Aviat Networks’ international headquarters in Singapore. Overall, Mr. Kumar has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and wireless industries all across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to his current position, he was vice president, Sales and Services, Asia Pacific. Mr. Kumar holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communications engineering from India’s National Institute of Technology, Warangal. He has also studied under the master’s certificate program at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer
Mr. Chang joined Aviat Networks in February 2016 and serves as the company’s vice president, corporate controller and principal accounting officer responsible for worldwide accounting, reporting, compliance and taxation. Prior to joining Aviat Networks, he served as senior director, corporate controller at Micrel, Incorporated from 2013 to 2016 until it was acquired by Microchip Technology. Mr. Chang served as senior director, assistant corporate controller and business unit controller at Atmel Corporation from 2007 to 2013. Mr. Chang was at Ernst & Young LLP from 2003 to 2007, most recently as senior audit manager, managing financial statement audits of public companies. Mr. Chang is a Certified Public Accountant in California and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.