AR RF/Microwave names John Kim VP of corporate operations

Nov. 11, 2016

Souderton, PA. AR RF/Microwave has appointed John Kim vice president of corporate operations. In this position, Kim will manage operations of two AR divisions, AR Europe and AR Modular RF. Kim will also manage and expand AmRep, under which products made by third- party manufacturers are branded and marketed by AR.

Kim’s international duties for AR will utilize the varied skills he has acquired in a sales and marketing career that includes building business units, developing new markets, and dramatically increasing sales for a number of industry-leading companies. His international background includes living in Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Canada, Austria, England, and the U.S.

“AR is fortunate to have someone with John’s innate abilities, management skills, and experience in taking businesses to new levels” said Don “Shep” Shepherd, chairman of the board. “We’re looking forward to continued growth under his leadership.”

Prior to joining AR, Kim was general manager, electric power systems at AeroVironment Inc., where he helped the company expand its market into China. Kim was previously director of national sales for Ryder Inc., director of market development at Bombardier Aerospace, and manager of sales distribution at Cessna Aircraft.

He holds a Graduate Finance Certificate from Southern Methodist University, a Master of Business Administration degree, and a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

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