As Clear-Com continues to grow its business in the federal aviation and space agency and national defence markets, the company has announced the appointment of Preston New to a new role as Business Development Director for Military, Aerospace, and Government.
Preston will oversee the strategic growth of Clear-Com’s account sales and new partnerships within these important sectors, encompassing endeavours like space and aerospace missions, unmanned systems, test and evaluation, training and simulation, and research and development, for all of which communication is mission-critical.
Preston is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in the communications and maintenance specialities, serving in the U.S., Europe, and the Pacific.
His post-military career involves systems engineering and sales, including a role as USAF lead with the Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) office and managing the Systems Engineer Department of Cornet Technologies.
Preston joins Clear-Com after an eight-year tenure at L3Harris, where he was Air Force Major Account Manager for the Public Safety and Professional Communications (PSPC) Division and later, Major Account Manager of Federal Agencies and the USAF in the Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Division.
“I was looking for a different challenge after my years as Major Account Manager,” Preston said.
“Clear-Com was a good fit with my experience in matrix and intercom, and I am eager to expand its reach and meet the needs of our current and prospective partners in the MAG community.”
Preston’s unique combination of military experience and technical sales will offer invaluable benefits to Clear-Com, explained Chris Willis, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales.
“As a USAF-retired veteran, Preston’s intrinsic understanding of military comms is already deep. His added systems engineering and sales experience within government-level communications made him the best choice for this important growth role.”
Preston lives in Kingsport, Tennessee with his family and enjoys playing golf in his spare time.