US, March 23, 2015: Paolo E. Colombi has joined Harris Coporation as Head of Global Sales for Harris's geospatial solutions. Paolo will be responsible for bringing Harris’ IntelliEarth Geospatial Solutions to global markets. In this capacity, he will lead the sales of related products and services, identify and contract sales channel partners, manage the execution of channel partner agreements, and support the growth of Harris’ geospatial business worldwide.
Paolo has over 30 years of experience in sales, operations, and global management in high technology and telecommunications systems and services. Before joining Harris, Paolo was most recently a consultant for Harris and other companies in the geospatial industry. During the seven years prior, he was the vice president of international sales at GeoEye (now part of DigitalGlobe), where he directed all overseas business for his employer.
Prior to joining GeoEye, Paolo was the international sales leader for Telular, executive vice president of sales for Lotus Interworks, and served in various executive-level positions for Teleglobe Corp. He also worked for Sprint International, as well as its predecessor company (GTE Telenet) and its successor company (Global One). During this period, he held the positions of president of Global One in Mexico; managing director of Sprint International France; and vice president, system marketing and sales for Sprint International Southern Europe in Italy, among other leadership assignments.
He holds a doctoral degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Turin (Italy); a master’s degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management of Glendale, Arizona; and a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University of Dallas, Texas. Paolo was a Fulbright Scholar at both graduate schools in the USA.
Source: Harris Corporation