Brandywine Communications Founder to Retire, Company Strengthens Leadership Team for Future Growth

Tustin, CA, December 22, 2020Brandywine Communications, a leading manufacturer of time and frequency systems for the military and infrastructure markets, announced today that after a successful 25-year career, founder and former Chief Executive Officer Gary Smith will officially retire December 31, 2020. Dean Douglas, Chairman of Brandywine’s parent company, Denali Communications Group, will serve as the President and CEO.

“Brandywine Communications has experienced significant growth since its founding in 1995, which speaks to Gary’s exceptional leadership. He is recognized as an extraordinary innovator with a passion for time and frequency systems,” stated Douglas. “Gary has built a great company and positioned it well for the next phase of its growth.”

As part of our forward-looking culture, and to drive maximum value creation, Brandywine Communications will be organized in the following manner:

  1. Business Development & Sales
  2. Engineering and R&D
  3. Program Management
  4. Operations

The Brandywine Executive leadership team will be as follows:

  • Alyona Diachenko (VP Business Development & Sales)
  • Jorge Sanguinetti (VP Engineering & RD)
  • Frank Rosado (Director Program Management)
  • Kevin Garrod (VP Operations)
  • Bonnie Milburn (VP Finance & Human Resources)
  • Dan Bunn (GM TFS UK)

The new additions to the Brandywine team, Jorge Sanguinetti (VP Engineering) and Frank Rosado (Director of Program Management), bring a breadth of industry experience with exceptional performance histories in the time and frequency, industrial manufacturing, and aerospace engineering fields.

Jorge Sanguinetti is a veteran of the aerospace and defense segments, bringing 36 years of experience in electronics design, systems integration, and engineering management. His professional tenures included the WinSoft Corporation, Crane Aerospace & Electronics, and Esterline Control Systems. His work history includes leading multiple teams that created breakthrough products in the arenas of warfighter support, fleet communications, weapons systems, commercial and military avionics. He holds an MSEE and is very passionate about technology.

Frank Rosado brings tremendous depth and experience to Brandywine Communications and the executive management team. He brings a vast amount of process expertise in commercial and military program management within the aerospace sector. He has a deep and varied technical background, most recently as a Director with Esterline Technologies Corporation, in highly engineered components, products and systems for the global A&D segment. In line with this new role Frank will additionally oversee our quality and process improvement Initiatives.

“We have a solid leadership team and a strong technological base to drive measurable growth while maximizing value for our shareholders, employees and customers,” stated Douglas. “I have enormous pride in this company, and I am excited to expand on the outstanding foundation Gary built as we move into Brandywine’s next phase of evolution.”

About Brandywine Communications:

Founded in 1995, Brandywine is a leading designer and manufacturer of mission critical time and frequency systems for the military and infrastructure markets. The Company operates manufacturing facilities in the United States and United Kingdom and its products are sold globally. For more information, please go to

Sales Contact:
Alyona Diachenko, VP Sales & Marketing
Brandywine Communications Inc.

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Darren Wight, VP Client Engagement
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