JEFF HALE JOINS PCT INTERNATIONAL AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING

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Mesa, Ariz. -- PCT International, a leading worldwide manufacturer of last mile and access network solutions for broadband communications networks, announced today that Jeff Hale has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Engineering.

Hale, whose background includes more than 30 years in cable and telecommunications brings to PCT International extensive experience in sales, business development, project management, and engineering. In his new role, he will lead PCT’s highly regarded engineering team while also using PCT’s core expertise and competence to capture new market growth opportunities such as FTTx and OTT.

“One of PCT International’s key objectives is to create holistic approaches that will help video service providers to cost-effectively deliver ever-increasing levels of service quality and reliability,” said Steve Youtsey, President and CEO of PCT International. “Jeff Hale’s understanding of operators’ infrastructures, his proven success taking products to market, his leadership, and his relationships within the industry all will be invaluable in improving the ability of our company to meet our customers’ needs.”

Hale joins PCT after seven years as an executive with EchoStar, where he helped integrate and promote new EchoStar-owned technologies which included set-top boxes, satellite, and video services. Previously, Hale had various positions within companies such as Qualmark, Ciena, ADC, Nortel, Lucent, and AT&T.

About PCT International, Inc.

Established in 1997, PCT International, Inc. provides superior last-mile and premise products and solutions for broadband communications networks to customers in more than 60 countries. The company leverages innovative engineering, three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and a highly-efficient distribution network to ensure quality, service and pricing benefits for broadband, CATV, satellite and structured wiring customers. PCT International’s “Hardened Drop” approach is a total solution from the tap to the customer premise equipment that is designed to reduce costs for operators and enhance satisfaction for subscribers. PCT International and its holding company, Andes Industries, Inc., are headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. For more information, please visit www.pctinternational.com.

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