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Paul Jona Joins Cobham SATCOM in SVP Role; Walther Thygesen to Retire in June

CobhamLogoPaul Jona, formerly CEO and chairman of CoActive Technologies, has been appointed a senior vice president at Cobham SATCOM.

He started his new role at Cobham on March 3 and will work with incumbent SVP Walther Thygesen, who plans to retire from the company in June, Cobham said Monday.

Jona, a 30-year technology industry veteran, served as SVP and corporate officer at Amphenol Corp.’s cable systems group, which had $300 million in revenue and 2, 500 employees.

The Canada-born Dutch national is also a former duPont executive and has worked in the Netherlands, U.S., Switzerland, Denmark and Germany.

Thygesen has led Cobham SATCOM since July 2012 and served as CEO of Thrane & Thrane (now Cobham SATCOM) for seven years prior to that company’s acquisition by Cobham.

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