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TECOM APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT
November 10, 2008 (Thousand Oaks, CA) --- TECOM Industries, Inc., a Smiths Interconnect business,
today announces the appointment of Arsen Melconian as president. Mr. Melconian succeeds Ralph L.
Philips who was recently appointed president of Smiths Interconnect.
Mr. Melconian has served as TECOM’s vice president of engineering and chief technology officer since
March 2004. He joined the company in January 2002 as director of engineering with responsibility for
design, modeling, simulation, testing, and new product development. Under his guidance TECOM’s
engineering department has more than doubled in size and several key commercial, military and satellite
communications R&D programs advanced from concept to production.
“I would like to congratulate Arsen on his new position as president of TECOM and look forward to
continuing our strategic vision,” said Ralph Phillips. “TECOM has an outstanding team and we are
excited about the future and continued opportunities. In particular we have key initiatives in the UAV,
Satcom & Ku Broadband areas that will provide continued growth at TECOM.”
Prior to joining TECOM, Arsen was employed with Litton Integrated Systems Division where he was
responsible for the development of communication and navigation systems for the FAA, United States
DoD and foreign governments. Mr. Melconian received the Samuel Sternbach Technical Excellence
Award in 2000 and the Litton Advanced Technology Achievement Award in 2001.
Mr. Melconian holds a BSEE from California State University Northridge. He lives with his wife and two
children in Northridge, CA.
About TECOM Industries, Inc.
TECOM Industries, Inc., is a leader in innovative design and manufacturing of high performance antennas
and antenna systems for the aerospace, defense and commercial wireless applications. TECOM’s
antenna systems meet challenging RF requirements in telemetry, electronic warfare and broadband
communications in the most demanding and severe environments. As a key partner to blue chip
customers, the TECOM team is adept at development and production of high volume antenna systems
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with excellent quality, reliability and on-time delivery. TECOM is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA.
For more information about TECOM, visit our web site at www.tecom-ind.com.
About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, designs and manufactures
specialized electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for
the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space and medical markets. For further
information visit www.smithsinterconnect.com
About Smiths Group
Smiths is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. A world leader in the
practical application of advanced technologies, Smiths Group delivers products and services for the threat
& contraband detection, medical devices, energy, communications and components markets worldwide.
Our products and services make the world safer, healthier and more productive. Smiths Group employs
more than 20,000 people in over 50 countries. For more information visit www.smiths.com
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