Harris Names Van Cullens to Head its Communications Sector

May 15, 1997
MELBOURNE, Florida -- Harris Corporation has named Van Cullens, formerly an executive with Siemens, as president of Harris’ Communications Sector. Mr. Cullens will replace Guy Numann, who is retiring in June after a distinguished 35-year career with Harris.

Mr. Cullens, who has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, most recently was senior vice president and head of the Internet Business Unit of Siemens Public Communication Networks Group.

Mr. Cullens joined Siemens Stromberg-Carlson in 1984 as vice president of marketing for GPT Stromberg-Carlson. He rose rapidly to positions of increasing responsibility during his career there and oversaw activities for a broad range of communications products and services including wireless communications, public telecommunications networks, central office and data switches, transmission and terminal equipment, long distance service, CATV, competitive access and others.

Prior to joining Siemens Stromberg-Carlson, Mr. Cullens held a series of marketing and business development positions with GTE Telephone Operations.

Mr. Cullens holds a B.A. degree in economics and psychology from Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, Georgia and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association.

Harris’ Communications Sector provides one of the most comprehensive communications product lines in the industry. The sector specializes in microwave-radio transmission equipment; analog and digital television and radio broadcast systems; digital network switches; private branch exchanges; HF/VHF/UHF radios; telephone craft tool and test sets; and in-building voice paging systems.

Harris Corporation, with worldwide sales of more than $3.6 billion, is an international communications and electronics company that provides a wide range of products and services such as wireless and personal communications, digital television (HDTV), health care information, multi-media communications, automotive electronics, transportation, business information, defense communications and information, and Lanier office products.

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Editor's Note: For further information, contact Tom Hausman at 321/727-9131 or thausm01@harris.com.