Harris has named Timothy Thorsteinson president of the company's Broadcast Communications Division. Thorsteinson had been serving as president of the Leitch Technology business unit of Harris. Harris acquired Leitch in October 2005. He succeeds Jeremy Wensinger who is being promoted to a senior leadership position within the Harris Government Communications Systems Division. Wensinger held the position of president for two years.
Thorsteinson joined Leitch Technology as president and CEO in November 2003. Prior to joining Leitch, he was vice president of Grass Valley products for Thomson Broadcast and Media Solutions, where he was responsible for a variety of product lines including switchers, server/storage units, digital news production, signal management, film imaging product lines, and TV/film production products. Previously, he served as president and CEO of the Grass Valley Group.
Prior to joining Thomson/Grass Valley, Thorsteinson was with Tektronix from 1991 to 2001. Previously, he served as president of Tektronix Pacific Operations, one of three units established to accelerate growth in key international markets.
Before joining Tektronix, Thorsteinson served 12 years with National Semiconductor where he designed several highly successful programs focused on process re-engineering and total quality management. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.