Our Staff

Cross Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Heinz W. Wegener as a result of taking a small part of Wegener Communications private.  Cross designs and manufactures custom and standard products for the satellite and telecommunications markets.  Our products include RF frequency converters, protection switches, precision frequency sources, L-band splitters, test converters, subcarrier modems and more.

Our mission is to provide high quality, fast response, and affordable products, and to glorify God in all we do while being good stewards of all the gifts and talents God has given us.

Our strength is in combining engineering and production to bring products to market quickly with broad expertise from DC to 14 GHz in RF, video, data, analog and digital modulation, alarm and control, and other areas.

Our Staff

Heinz W. Wegener
President
Heinz is the founder of Cross, and is responsible for the overall vision and direction of Cross. He was a founder of Wegener Communications in 1978, and worked at Wegener in the engineering, production, and quality areas. He was one of the original Cross staff when Cross started in 1994. Heinz's responsibilities include:

  • Corporate vision and management
  • New product planning
  • General customer interface

Nanalee Wegener
Vice President

Nan handles all financial matters at Cross. She was a founder of Wegener Communications in 1978, and worked at Wegener in the financial area. She was one of the original Cross staff when Cross started in 1994. Nan has been married to Heinz since 1967. Nan's responsibilities include:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Human Resources
  • Trade Shows

Mike McCombsMike McCombs
Vice President - Operations

Mike was Sr. Vice-President of Operations for Wegener Communications for 17 years and has more than 35 years experience in engineering in the Far East and Europe. Mike was an early adopter of Demand Flow Manufacturing and led efforts at three companies to educate and implement these techniques with excellent results. Mike's responsibilities at Cross include:

  • Production planning and production of all products
  • Inventory planning and management
  • Coordinate CE/UL/FCC, RoHS, etc. certification of
    Cross products

Neal Dotson
Principal Engineer

Neal worked at Wegener Communications since the early 80s and was one of the original Cross staff when Cross started in 1994. Neal is an expert in analog hardware design in a broad area. He also manages the Cross PCB CAD system. Neal's prime areas of product design and support include:

  • Subcarrier products
  • Frequency Converters
  • IF to IF Translators
  • RF, IF, modulator, demodulator design

Chris FeeneyChris Feeney
Senior Engineer

Chris worked at Wegener Communications since the early 90's, and is an expert in hardware and software design. He does much of our controller design, and manages the Cross Mechanical AutoCAD system. Chris' prime areas of product design and support include:

  • Embedded Controller hardware and software
  • Test Converters
  • Protection Switches

Greg KiddGreg Kidd
Senior Technician

Greg was Production Manager at Wegener Communications where he worked for 18 years conducting testing, production, planning, and production engineering. At Cross, Greg is responsible for testing, assembling, and documenting products and interfacing with engineering, assembly and other functions to provide on-time shipments of all products made by Cross. Greg's responsibilities at Cross include:

  • Production test of products from DC to RF, including converters, switches, splitters
  • Update and generate manufacturing documentation
  • Assist engineering in transferring new products to manufacturing

Steve Shelby
Vice President - Sales & Marketing

Steve is responsible for all Sales and Marketing at Cross. Steve has a BSEE and has served in Sales Director and Sales Manager positions for Paragon Networks International, Digital Transmission Systems, Digital Communications Associates, and other communications technology companies prior to joining Cross in February 2004. Steve's responsibilities include:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Quotations
  • General Customer Interface