• Ryan Murphy
  • Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy, Wade Antenna Inc., President


Wade Antenna Inc.

Ryan Murphy is President and co-owner of Brantford, ON-based, Wade Antenna Inc. Wade Antenna specializes in commercial VHF/UHF cable television antennas for cable operators, offering solutions to minimize signal interference for the reception of TV broadcast signals. A division of the company, TACO Antenna, manufactures VHF and UHF antennas for civil and military aviation and shipboard communications. Its U.S. customers include the Federal Aviation Administration, all branches of the US Military (DND), and the Department of Homeland Security. TACO and Wade Antennas can be found in over 60 countries around the globe.

TACO Antenna was a separate business that was acquired by Wade in 2001. TACO already had established sales to the U.S. military, among its customer base and this was, in fact, how Wade began doing significant business with the U.S. government.

Ryan joined Wade, his family’s business, fifteen years ago. For 10 years, he was VP, Marketing & Sales and he took on the role of President in 2010. Prior to joining Wade, Ryan spent five years with Scotiabank as Manager, Client Implementations and, initially as Technical Support Analyst.

Ryan earned his Hons BBA, Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario.

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Selling to the U.S. government: Your next big win?