Julio Villafane has been announced as the new managing director of the Caribbean/Latin America region for Harris RF Communications.
Villafane will direct and manage all staff in the region, overseeing the regional headquarters in Miami as well as sales offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Santiago, Chile, and Mexico City. He reports to Andy Start, who serves as president of Harris RF Communications’ international business unit.
“The addition of Julio to the Harris RF Communications team plays an integral role in the development of our Caribbean and Latin America business and supports our overall global expansion,” Start said. “Julio brings extensive international experience in improving performance and driving increased revenue for global telecommunications technology and applied solutions providers.”
Villafane joins Harris from Cisco Systems, where he served as director of sales and business development. He also spent 10 years at Motorola, holding positions such as vice president of strategic accounts.
Villafane received his master’s degree in business administration with national academic honors from Mercer University, and his bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from Georgia Tech.