GatesAir Announces Argyris' Retirement, New CEO

Bruce Swail named chief executive of the Ohio manufacturer July 5, 2017

CINCINNATI, Ohio —GatesAir has appointed Bruce D. Swail as the company’s next chief executive officer effective immediately. Swail takes over for current CEO Phil Argyris, who is retiring but will remain with GatesAir during the transition. 

Swail has more than 35 years of telecom and electronics experience, most recently as the CEO of Ulticom Inc., a private equity-held provider of telecom signaling solutions; and US Robotics, a data communications vendor, also private equity-held. Earlier in his career, Swail was an executive at Flextronics and spent 20 years with Motorola where he led global manufacturing and technology businesses ranging in size from $30 million to $1.5 billion. 

John Danner, chairman of GatesAir and managing director at The Gores Group, said Swail is a “perfect fit” for GatesAir as it enters this “exciting and challenging period in the broadcast equipment industry,” while thanking Argyris for his 14 years of leadership.


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