Cobham SATCOM has appointed Paul H. Jona as its new Senior Vice President (SVP). Starting March 03, 2014 Paul will work alongside incumbent SVP Walther Thygesen. After completing seven years of service as CEO of Thrane & Thrane A/S, and since July 2012 heading up Cobham SATCOM as SVP, Walther has decided to retire from his current duties in June 2014.
Paul is a Dutch national born in Canada. He brings 30 years of experience in tech industries with him and his most recent position was CEO and Chairman of CoActive Technologies in The Netherlands, a $230M international company with 3,000 employees. Prior to this Paul was Senior Vice President and Corporate Officer of the Cable Systems Group at Amphenol Corporation. The Cable Systems Group had $300M in revenues and 2,500 employees with global operations. Paul also brings experience from E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont) and has during his career lived and worked in the Netherlands, U.S.A., Switzerland, Denmark and Germany.
Paul received his degree in Business Administration from University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, and earned a masters in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird, in Arizona.