Paul Hrivnak N8PH
President & CEO
Palstar President and CEO, Paul Hrivnak, started his career as an electrical engineer in the automotive industry with his first job at the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan. He then moved to cable broadcasting and invented the very first infra-red remote control for use in cable television, which his company sold to Philips. His first amateur radio start-up was Vectronics back in the 1980s. In the 1990s, he became a U.S. citizen and started Palstar Incorporated in Piqua, OH. A lifetime of excellence in engineering is inside every Palstar product and one of the things Paul enjoys most is speaking directly to customers who are considering purchasing a Palstar product or discussing technical issues related to amateur radio. Paul is also an accomplished classical violinist and once owned a violin made when J.S. Bach was three-years of age and has played on the world's best violins including Stradivarius and Guarneri violins, and other modern master violin makers.
Palstar Vice-President, Eva Hrivnak, was born to a large family and grew up in Budapest, Hungary. Along with her husband, Paul, she became a U.S. citizen in the 1990s and devoted herself fully to her responsibilities at Palstar, Inc. She holds an Associate of Applied Science degree from an American college and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Society. She is an avid painter and has won several competitions for her work.
Business Manager, E-Commerce
Webmaster | Commercial Photographer
Palstar business manager, Pete Hagyo-Kovacs, specializes in e-Commerce with a focus on user experience design, e-Marketing and analysis, commercial photography, project management, and computer systems analysis. He has maintained our corporate website since June 2003 leading us through three major redesigns in 2005, 2013, and in 2017, the development our new Responsive Website for mobile devices in HTML5 and CSS3 with the MIVA framework. Pete is also a M.A., RPA (archaeologist).
All Palstar Products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
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