Cincinnati - Jul 12, 2007 - Harris has named Chris Pannell as the director of North American radio sales for the company's Radio Broadcast operation. In his new role, Pannell is responsible for the entire Harris radio marketing effort across the United States and Canada, including managing regional sales staff, determining product marketing strategies, expanding the channel partners program and increasing sales. Pannell joined Harris Radio Broadcast Systems in 2003 as a district sales manager; and was later named national sales manager for RF and radio systems and consoles; a position he held until this promotion.
As national sales manager, Pannell supervised the business unit's team of district sales managers, monitored new technology developments in the radio industry; and promoted stronger relationships with independent radio broadcasters and channel partners.
Prior to joining Harris, Pannell was instrumental in launching several start-ups, including high-technology companies in Silicon Valley and businesses outside the broadcast industry. He completed his bachelor's degree in economics from Montana State University, and holds a master's degree in telecommunications from the University of Denver.
Pannell is based in Bozeman, MT.