President and Chief Executive Officer, Mission Microwave
Mr. Francis Auricchio has over 39 years’ experience delivering satellite communications hardware. Prior to co-founding Mission Microwave, he served as Chief Executive Officer of amplifier provider Wavestream Corporation, where he grew the company to over $70M in revenue, leading to an acquisition. He was previously a Sr. Scientist at Boeing Satellite Systems (formerly Hughes Space and Communications Company) where he focused on design, development and production of solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) and low noise amplifiers (LNAs). He held several management positions with Boeing; responsible for the management of major external development efforts and internal research and development activities, including resource allocation, risk assessment, investigation and evaluation of new devices, and the development of microwave and millimeter wave amplifiers. In addition to his management status while at Boeing, Mr. Auricchio was key in developing MMIC devices for the Spaceway™ satellite program and microwave power FETs for the SSPA product line. He also led an integrated product team developing high-power optical amplifiers for space. Mr. Auricchio earned a Master’s degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University and a Bachelor’s degree in engineering technology from DeVry Institute of Technology.