OREANDA-NEWS. September 19, 2016. Greenlee and its brand Greenlee Communications, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative tools and test equipment, today announced the appointment of Ken Fairleigh as Vice President of Global Sales.  The Greenlee Communications products include the most comprehensive portfolio of tools and test equipment that support the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of copper, fiber, and Wi-Fi networks.  His primary focus is to grow strategic customer accounts and partner relationships that coincide with Greenlee core values of enabling our customers to improve their productivity while providing accurate and reliable decision making tools.

Mr. Fairleigh brings over 20 years of Sr. Executive experience with companies including GE, Danaher, Square D and private equity to Greenlee. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Dallas and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Duke University.

“Over the past 3 years, the team has worked to extend our product portfolio in new categories like Ethernet and Wi-Fi, as well as expand our core fiber, xDSL, and fault location products.”  said Jason Butchko, VP and GM of the Greenlee Communications division of GreenleeTextron Inc. “Armed with a broader portfolio of products, I look forward to Ken expanding our customer base into new markets and geographies while continuing to serve the top service providers around the world.”

“Without our customers, we wouldn’t have a business. I look forward to leading an outstanding group of professionals as we serve this high-growth industry” said Fairleigh. “With the new DataScout 10G Ethernet test set, the AirScout Wi-Fi test, and the SideKick family of test products, we are prepared to equip our customer with the latest technologies to enable faster broadband and the rapid expansion of connected devices in homes and businesses around the world.”

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Greenlee Communications

The Greenlee Communications brand offers a complete line of innovative and industry-leading test and measurement solutions for the communication service provider industry. Our expertise and innovative solutions address all stages of network deployment enabling the development, installation and maintenance of xDSL, fiber, cable and wireless networks. It is a leading brand of test and measurement solutions in the global communications industry with a long track record of delivering high quality innovative solutions enabling technicians to achieve their goals in a timely manner and with confidence.

Greenlee Textron Inc.

Greenlee Textron Inc. is known as a global leader in the professional tool category. The Rockford, Illinois- based company develops high quality innovative products distinguished by customer-driven design and differentiated by supply chain excellence. It also leverages its powerful brands such as Greenlee Communications and Greenlee Utility in the electrical, construction and maintenance markets worldwide. More information is available at www.greenlee.com.

Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems and, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.