PCT International Enters into Strategic Partnerships
PCT has appointed new members to their winning team to guide resurgence within the global broadband markets. PCT’s new strategic executive partners (Steven Karaffa and Conrad Plomin) bring a wealth of experience to capitalize on the existing IP, industry-leading technological innovations, market service, and development successes.
The company officially emerged from Chapter 11 following the confirmation of the company's reorganization plan by the Arizona Bankruptcy Court that presided over the case. The impact of PCT’s IP theft cost burden, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the increased tariff and freight costs presented the option to restructure and rebuild a stronger company and team to drive increased share gains now and in the future.
"Our team and the recent additions have successfully guided PCT through a large and complex restructuring," said Steve Youtsey, CEO. "The recent success and growth of PCT is a testament to the team's commitment to solving difficult problems through innovation, dedication, and hard work."
Steven Karaffa , former President and CEO of Corning Gilbert restructured and restored profitability at this global coaxial and microwave connector business. He also has led several other turnarounds in the telecom and renewable markets. Coming on board as a Strategic Advisor, Steven is known for his results and process-driven approach to technological businesses like PCT’s. "While at Corning, PCT was an aggressive and strong competitor in the broadband RF connectivity, amplifier and optical node world. With that foundation, we plan to drive an aggressive and profitable sales plan with the goal of restoring PCT to a leadership position in the global broadband market," Steven said.
Conrad Plomin is the President of Sunbelt Capital Corporation. Conrad has acted as both a direct senior lender and as an intermediary during his career as a commercial and investment banker. He has successfully accessed the traditional sources of capital as well as alternative sources in the capital markets. Since its inception in 1990 Sunbelt has assisted numerous corporate clients with raising well over $4 billion of debt financing. "PCT is now well-positioned to take advantage of clear opportunities in the marketplace and I look forward to helping the Company with returning to its dominant position in the coaxial connector sector," Conrad said. Conrad will lead the post-confirmation funding process for PCT.
"The addition of Steve and Conrad will enhance strategic guidance, leadership, and precise execution moving forward," added Mr. Youtsey. PCT’s Financial Advisor Chris Linscott stated that "knowing the inner workings of the company and its historic strengths, I am confident that PCT will continue to rebound quickly and I look forward to working with Steve and Conrad."
PCT International, Inc. is a privately owned company serving a significant segment of the global telecommunications infrastructure. A total of 170 broadband innovative patents have been granted or registered to PCT since its founding. PCT has manufactured over 1,000,000 miles of coaxial cable with its proprietary technologies. PCT has also sold over four billion cable connectors around the world. For 25 years, PCT’s patented coaxial cable and connectors have been installed in millions of homes and businesses worldwide. To learn more, visit, http://www.pctinternational.com/our-company/ .
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