PacStar® Hires Chief Financial Officer to Support Company’s Rapid Growth
Extensive experience provides expanded leadership to support financial growth and longevity
Portland, OR – April 2, 2019 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions, today announces the hiring of Michael Highland as Chief Financial Officer. Highland will oversee the company’s financial planning, reporting and compliance, reporting directly to CEO, Peggy Miller.
“We are excited to welcome Michael Highland as a key member of our executive management team,” said PacStar chief executive officer, Peggy Miller. “His results oriented experience building, training and managing high performance teams and organizations will help us scale with efficiency and discipline as we continue our rapid growth and operational expansion.”
Highland joins PacStar with 27+ years of experience advising, leading and managing all aspects of finance, accounting and business operations for publically traded, privately held and private equity owned companies. Prior to PacStar, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations & Global Services at Mobile Technologies, Inc. (MTI), ABOUT. Prior to MTI, he served in various financial leadership roles at ChannelForce, Tripwire, Inc., and RB Rubber Products. Highland started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Portland, Oregon after graduating from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance.
In the past few years, PacStar has won a number of high-visibility US government programs of record including US Army T2C2 tactical small form factor communications systems and US Marines NOTM vehicle mount network equipment, as well as a number of other large contracts including US Army Europe. These programs have resulted in the doubling of sales over the last few years and the doubling of total company-wide employment to more than 100 employees, most of which are located at the company’s Portland, Oregon headquarters.
Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar) is a leading provider of advanced communications solutions for a wide range of military, intelligence and commercial applications. PacStar created and manufactures COTS-based rugged, small form factor expeditionary and mobile communications systems. Separately, it developed integrated, network communications management software, IQ-Core® Software, for the military, federal, state/local government and emergency responder markets. The company’s patented IQ-Core® Software, hardware technology and integrated solutions provide secure, command, control and communications systems, particularly in remote or infrastructure starved areas. In addition, PacStar’s communications systems are ideally suited for commercial/industrial organizations with mission-critical field communications requirements. For additional information, please visit https://pacstar.com, LinkedIn and Twitter @pacstarcomm.