Rich McBee brings more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications to his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitel, leading Mitel’s strategy, business performance, and global execution. Appointed to the role in January 2011, Rich is responsible for advancing Mitel’s evolution and leadership in the business communications market, driving revenue growth and profitability, and devising and executing business strategies. Under his leadership, Mitel has doubled revenue to more than US$1.1 billion and has emerged as a global leader in the business communications market with #1 market share in Europe.
Prior to joining Mitel, Rich served as President of the Communications and Enterprise Group of Danaher Corporation. In this role, he was responsible for leading the companies serving the communications and enterprise markets, with combined total revenue of more than US$700 million annually. Rich joined Danaher in 2007 as President, Tektronix Communications, following the acquisition by Danaher of Tektronix. During his 15 years with Tektronix, he held a variety of positions, including Senior Vice President and General Manager, Communications Business Unit; Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Service and Marketing; and Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives.
Rich holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Chapman School of Business and Economics (California, US) and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in 1986. Rich also serves on the board of the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) in Texas and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).