Empower RF Systems Announces Milestone and New CEO
INGLEWOOD, CA, December 1, 2009 (Business Wire) -- Empower RF Systems, a leading manufacturer and
global provider of solid state power amplifiers and amplifier based solutions celebrated the tenth anniversary of
the Company and also announced the appointment of Barry Phelps as CEO, effective October 1, 2009. Entrepreneur and
founder of Empower, Efraim (Effi) Bainvoll, is President of the Company and will be leading projects focused on
nurturing strong, existing technologies and creating new PA solutions for evolving systems requirements.
am both proud and humble to see the success that we have achieved since launching the company in 1999”, said
Bainvoll. “Our customers have given us tremendous opportunities to be of service and we continue to work hard to
earn their business. With the opening of our New York Design Center earlier this year, investments in technical
talent in California, and the addition of a CEO with considerable management experience guiding technology
companies, we are well positioned for the future.”
Empower’s new CEO, Barry Phelps, has been an Empower
Board member since 2007. Barry started his career with the Burroughs Corporation and more recent, executive roles
with technology companies include Division President at Spirent Communications, President and CEO of Netcom
Systems, and Chairman and CEO of MICOM Communications. Barry also serves on the Board of Directors at St Lawrence
University, Breaking Point Systems in Austin, Texas, and US Auto Parts in Carson, California.
“I have had
the pleasure of working closely with Effi since 2007 as a Board member and now, more directly, in planning and
executing this transition”, said Barry. “I am excited about building on our ten year history and leading the
company into the future. There is a great opportunity for us in addressing requirements for today’s fast evolving
and complex systems that put heavy demands on the amplifier function. We are committed to providing outstanding
service and support to our customers”
About Empower RF Systems, Inc.
Empower RF Systems Inc., a Summit Partners portfolio company, designs, develops, and produces innovative and
quality RF power amplifiers and amplifier based systems. Headquartered in Inglewood, California, the Company sells
products to a diverse customer base in the global defense, commercial and industrial markets. Empower is a US
Corporation, ITAR registered and ISO certified. For the most up-to-date information on products and services,
please visit our website at http://www.EmpowerRF.com/
Empower RF Systems, Inc.
316 W. Florence Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
P: +1 (310) 412-8100
F: +1 (310) 412-9232