SAN DIEGO, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RF INDUSTRIES, LTD, (NASDAQ:RFIL) today announced that it has hired Robert D. Dawson as President and Chief Executive Officer of RF Industries, commencing July 17, 2017.  Howard Hill, RFI's interim President and CEO, will remain with the Company as a member of its Board of Directors.

"Robert Dawson's experience in information technology, telecommunications and wireless technology will help management support RFI's growth.  His direct sales experience in wireless infrastructure, mobile and broadband networks fits right in with Company's product line-up," said Mr. Hill.

Mr. Dawson, 43, was most recently President and CEO of Vision Technology Services, an information technology consulting and project management company that was acquired by BG Staffing.  He spent 2007-2013 at TESSCO Technologies, a publicly traded distributor of wireless products and services. While at TESSCO, he held multiple executive roles in sales, marketing, product management and strategy culminating with being Vice President of Sales, responsible for TESSCO's sales organization and leading a team delivering more than $700 million in sales. He joined TESSCO through the 2007 acquisition of NetForce Solutions, a technology training and consulting firm that he co-founded in 2000 and led as the Chief Executive Officer through seven years of growth before being acquired by TESSCO.

Mr. Dawson received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with a Marketing emphasis, from Hillsdale College.  He has been a frequent speaker on wireless and telecommunications developments and trends, including Distributed Antenna Systems.

About RF Industries

RF Industries designs and manufactures a broad range of interconnect products across diversified, growing markets including wireless/wireline telecom, data communications and industrial. The Company's products include RF connectors, coaxial, wire harnesses, fiber optic, custom cabling and data center equipment.  The Company is headquartered in San Diego, California with operations in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.  Please visit the RF Industries website at


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