Steve DeFrancesco Named General Manager of Telecast Fiber Systems

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Appointment reflects Belden’s strategy centered around light, air, and connectivity

Telecast Fiber Systems is the unquestioned leader in fiber optic solutions for broadcasting transmission, so the company provides an ideal complement to Belden's strategy centered around light, air, and connectivity

Belden (NYSE: BDC) — Telecast Fiber Systems today announced that Steve DeFrancesco has been named the company’s new general manager. DeFrancesco will report directly to Glenn Pennycook, president of the Enterprise Solutions Division of Belden Americas, which recently completed its acquisition of Telecast Fiber Systems.

DeFrancesco has 20 years of commercial and operations experience in the electronics and enterprise software industries. He joined Belden’s Business Development organization three years ago and more recently served as director of sales and marketing for Belden’s Thermax business unit. Previously, he held various senior management roles in operations and marketing for enterprise software companies and was a principal consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. DeFrancesco holds an MBA from Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and industrial engineering from Clarkson University.

“Telecast Fiber Systems is the unquestioned leader in fiber optic solutions for broadcasting transmission, so the company provides an ideal complement to Belden’s strategy centered around light, air, and connectivity,” said DeFrancesco. “I am delighted to be working with professionals of the caliber of the Telecast team and look forward to helping expand our global market presence.”

“These are exciting times at Telecast Fiber Systems. Not only are we fortunate to have a professional of Steve’s experience and proven leadership abilities to take the helm, but the Belden acquisition means our company will be propelled into the next realm of market leadership and better able to capitalize on the growing demand for mixed copper and fiber solutions,” said Richard Cerny, chief operating officer of Telecast Fiber Systems. “We welcome Steve to the family and look forward to working with him to deliver the finest solutions for today’s complex copper-to-fiber broadcasting and motion picture production environments.”

About Belden
Belden is a customer focused company. We ensure that our customers’ communications infrastructure issues are resolved and that they benefit from the best signal transmission performance for their investment. We deliver leading-edge copper and fiber cabling/connectivity systems, wireless technologies, and active switch devices. We employ customer-centric go-to-market strategies and we implement and retain world class manufacturing processes. Our partners span the globe, helping our customers design, install, operate and maintain their communications applications. And our experience is vast, including expertise in Enterprise, Industrial, Infrastructure, Transportation, Professional and Enterprise Audio and Video, and Government applications. To obtain additional information contact Investor Relations at 314-854-8054, or visit our website at

About Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.
Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. is a leader in portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production. The company’s video, audio, and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, sports venues, and various private, educational, and government and military organizations to extend range, simplify cabling, and reduce labor costs and set-up time. Telecast systems accommodate all television production signals, including NTSC/PAL video, SDI and HD/SDI video, analog and AES/EBU audio, HD and triax camera interfaces, and intercom and data signals. Telecast Fiber Systems is a division of Belden (NYSE:BDC), a leader in comprehensive signal transmission solutions for fiber, cable, wireless signal, and industrial networking applications. More information can be found at


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