Press Releases Sep 24, 2019

Winegard Company Adds Experienced VSAT Leadership

Posted: Sep 24, 2019


Expanding and strengthening VSAT and two-way communication satellite systems primary focus

BURLINGTON, IOWA, Sept. 24, 2019 — Winegard Company, a global leader in rugged and reliable two-way communication and VSAT products, welcomes Sherman Su as the company’s new Director of Global Sales – Networks. Su is responsible for team leadership, driving revenue, monitoring industry trends, developing partner strategies, and providing customer and partner insights for Winegard product development, soon to be announced.

Su joins Winegard with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of technology fields, most involving terrestrial or space-based communications. Besides long-term ownership and management of a successful, nationally recognized, structured cable-communications company, he has made his mark in the satellite industry via global successes in VSAT and component deliveries from major manufacturers.

“Sherman joining our special products team ensures our gold-standard reputation in the satellite Internet space continues,” said Grant Whipple, president and COO for Winegard. “Not only will he provide focus on unexplored areas where our best-in-class VSAT products can be deployed, but he also brings valuable insights from the industry.”

Customers have come to know and rely on the dependency each one of our antennas offers. The company’s VSAT systems are easy to transport, service, and operate, as well as quick to deploy and acquire satellite signals. The antennas are one of the most customizable and are compatible currently with HughesNet, iDirect, Spacenet, Comtech, Nera, and Exede. Thousands of Winegard VSAT antenna systems are operational worldwide, including the countries of Mexico, Canada, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Scotland and Columbia.

“I have witnessed Winegard’s success for many years, and am proud to be part of the industry’s most heralded antenna manufacturer,” said Su. “I am fortunate to have joined a company that prides itself on innovation, continuous improvement, and most of all, proven respect for its employees, customers, and suppliers.”

Winegard’s systems are designed to be in the field and handle harsh conditions as well as being cost effective, nimble and easy to use. The most notable systems are its WV750 75 cm, Ka-band, auto-deploy satellite system and WX1200 Ku-band, two-way satellite Internet systems that are widely used in the oil and gas, emergency response and military/government industries.

The ConnecT 2.0 WiFi and 4G LTE integrated system has recently been certified for America’s FirstNet emergency communication system, an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its mission is to develop, build and operate the nationwide, broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities even when cell and WiFi towers are disrupted.

For more information about Winegard VSAT offerings, visit www.winegard.com/products/satellite-internet/vsat.

About Winegard
Winegard Company is a trusted connectivity partner for designing and manufacturing the greatest range of world-class connectivity products and services, including WiFi and 4G LTE, satellite, broadband, video and over-the-air technology for residential, commercial and mobile applications. Founder, John Winegard, invented the multi-channel Yagi antenna and since its incorporation in 1953, Winegard has designed more than 1,000 antenna models and been granted more than 90 U.S. patents. The company's heritage includes recognition by NASA for contributions to the Apollo 11 mission, and the induction of founder John Winegard into the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame. Winegard's high performance designs for TV, wireless and cellular technologies are manufactured in the U.S.A. The company is developing technologies to create “smart hubs” that use cloud services to check on, manage and control devices in RVs, boats, semi-trucks and more. The Iowa-based facility totals 410,000 sq. ft. and includes a state-of-the-art testing, validation and measurement center. Headquartered in Burlington, Iowa, Winegard has locations in Illinois and Indiana. www.winegard.com