POWERWAVE HIRES WIRELESS INDUSTRY VETERAN JAKE MACLEOD TO LEAD GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS BUSINESS — Press Release
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POWERWAVE HIRES WIRELESS INDUSTRY VETERAN JAKE MACLEOD TO LEAD GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS BUSINESS
SANTA ANA, Calif., January 13, 2010 – Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWAV), a global leader in end-to-end wireless coverage and capacity solutions, today announced the appointment of wireless industry veteran Jake MacLeod as vice president government solutions to lead the company’s efforts to address vertical markets for wireless solutions and broadband stimulus efforts in the government, public safety, military and Homeland Security sectors.
MacLeod will oversee the strategic direction, product development and marketing efforts of Powerwave’s government solutions business, ensuring Powerwave is aligned with relevant technology and industry trends that are shaping the future of wireless within the government sector, and expanding the company’s reach to new customers including the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, public safety and other government-related agencies. MacLeod will report to Khurram Sheikh, Powerwave’s Chief Product and Development Officer.
MacLeod’s career in telecommunications spans more than 30 years, throughout which he helped pioneer advances in both the wireline and wireless industries. He serves on numerous industry boards of directors including The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and is vice chair of the Communications Research Division of the TIA. MacLeod was named one of the top ten CTOs in the D.C. area in the government contracting industry by ExecBiz Magazine in 2009, and is a featured speaker at numerous wireless industry events.
“This appointment is significant for Powerwave as we expand our focus and commitment to government business and in providing innovative wireless solutions to a wider range of public sector clients,” said Ronald J. Buschur, president and CEO, Powerwave Technologies, Inc. “Jake brings to Powerwave an impressive track record in implementing strategic initiatives and has extensive knowledge of the government market and wireless technology. We are confident that this addition to our management team will allow us to leverage our unique wireless solutions to deliver a compelling value proposition to the government sector.”
“Powerwave is well positioned to assist government entities with their wireless infrastructure needs,” said MacLeod. “Powerwave has a successful track record in supplying critical wireless infrastructure and deploying indoor/outdoor wireless coverage systems to accommodate wireless communications for law enforcement and public safety agencies worldwide. Its ruggedized equipment platforms and ability to support multiple services using a single wireless infrastructure are ideal to meet the needs of the public safety/emergency response market. Powerwave has the capability to support the relevant public safety and commercial wireless frequency bands and provide RF coverage in even the most challenging environments.”
“Through out his 30-plus years in the industry, Jake has demonstrated consistent, strong performance, results and ingenuity,” said the Honorable Governor Tom Ridge, Powerwave Technology Advisory Board member. “I am confident he will provide strong leadership and direction to the team as Powerwave continues to expand its commitment to the government sector.”
MacLeod boasts a lengthy and illustrious career in telecommunications that mirrors the industry’s evolution from wireline to wireless. At the beginning of his career, he participated in the original cellular telephone system designs for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in San Antonio, Dallas and Austin, Texas. Following this, he became the second employee of PageNet/CellNet and vice president of Engineering for the cellular division, where he and his teams designed more than 135 cellular network systems including San Francisco, and filed them with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). During this time, MacLeod was asked to become the Chairman of the Operational Relationships Committee at the FCC and wrote the regulations that governed the interactions between wireline and non-wireline companies.
Following this, he was instrumental in establishing the cellular division for Hughes Network Systems, where he designed and established cellular and WLL systems in areas ranging from central Russia to Indonesia as well as fifty seven markets in the U.S.
He also led development efforts in the field, work which took him around the world – including into Baghdad in 2003, where he led Bechtel Communications’ efforts to revamp the Iraqi telecoms network, designing and replacing 12 wire centers (equivalent to 240,000 POTS lines) in a period of 120 days – an unprecedented achievement in telephony. The team then went on to replace the Air Traffic Control System at Baghdad International Airport.
Most recently, MacLeod was principal vice president, chief technology officer and Bechtel fellow at Bechtel Corporation. In his role there, he was responsible for Bechtel’s communications engineering services, including all aspects of technical design from network planning to commercial system optimization. During his tenure at Bechtel, he initiated and developed the company’s RF and network planning team which grew to more than 150 world-class engineers, and designed and established two world-class telecoms laboratories to provide clients with applied research and development services ranging from interoperability testing to product characterization.
While there, MacLeod led engineering efforts to further the advancement of various wireless protocols, including UMTS, HSDPA, Node B Hotels, WiMAX and Intuitive Networks, and hosted the first WiMAX 802.16e interoperability testing in North America in September 2006, involving more than 16 manufacturers and 95 global technologists.
MacLeod holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Austin.
About Powerwave Technologies
A global leader in end-to-end wireless coverage and capacity solutions, Powerwave Technologies, Inc. offers cutting edge wireless infrastructure to address the demands of enterprise and commercial customers. Powerwave offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, including Antennas, Base Station Solutions and Coverage Solutions. Powerwave’s product line supports all wireless network protocols and frequencies including Next Generation Networks in 4G technology such as WiMAX and LTE. Powerwave solutions, products and services also help wireless operators and OEMs reduce capital and operating expenses, speed rollout of services, improve coverage and capacity, and reduce environmental impact. For more information, visit us at www.powerwave.com. Powerwave, Powerwave Technologies and the Powerwave logo are registered trademarks of Powerwave Technologies, Inc.
POWERWAVE FORMS TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD, LEVERAGING RENOWNED THOUGHT LEADERS IN INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT AND ACADEMIA — Press Release
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POWERWAVE FORMS TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD, LEVERAGING RENOWNED THOUGHT LEADERS IN INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT AND ACADEMIA
Inaugural Members Professor Arogyaswami J Paulraj, Professor Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, and the Honorable Governor Tom Ridge to Help Drive Technology and Business Development Strategy
SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2009 – Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWAV), a global leader in end-to-end wireless coverage and capacity solutions, today announced the formation of its Technical Advisory Board, and the appointment of its inaugural members who are renowned thought leaders in industry, government and academia – Professor Arogyaswami J Paulraj, Professor Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, and the Honorable Governor Tom Ridge.
The board’s charter is to provide guidance in the company’s technology development and long-term roadmap and assess relevant technology and industry trends that will shape the future of wireless and its adoption in a wide range of strategic vertical markets.
“We are privileged to have such an esteemed group helping guide Powerwave’s future technology and related business development strategy,” said Ronald J. Buschur, president and CEO, Powerwave Technologies, Inc. “It would be difficult to find a group of individuals who have been more influential and proficient in the respective areas of business, government, technology and academia. Their decades of experience, significant technical knowledge, global networks, and invaluable business and industry acumen will help Powerwave address existing and emerging vertical markets for wireless solutions, supporting initiatives in the public safety, military and Homeland Security sectors,” he said.
The newly created Technical Advisory Board will meet quarterly and will be chaired by Khurram P. Sheikh, Powerwave’s chief product and development officer.
“We’ve enjoyed regular and ongoing interaction with these individuals over the years, which has helped ensure Powerwave’s products and go-to-market plans are highly strategic, and that we continue to provide value and demonstrate competitive differentiation,” said Sheikh. “As we continue to benefit from this guidance via the Technical Advisory Board’s extensive industry expertise and valuable business insights, Powerwave will further its position as a leader in wireless communications across all our targeted industry segments and with new disruptive technologies.”
Filed under: Business Line, Congress, Contract Awards, Department of Defense, development program, Events, Federal Budget Process, Hires, Limo-Reid, logistics, Michigan, production program, S&T, Services, States
Limo-Reid Technologies of Deerfield, MI will receive a two million dollar earmark in the 2010 Defense Budget if it stands. Right now it is included in the House and Senate versions of the bill thanks to Senators Levin and Stabenow as well as Congressman Schauer. The company is developing a hydraulic based hybrid transmission system for heavy vehicles. The goal is a system that is more efficient and durable. Higher mileage is expected with this transmission as well.
Because it is for such a small amount and has the support of a senior Senator like Levin the chances are good that it will make its way through the whole process and be contained in the final budget. The money will be very helpful to the company and might have potential. The problem with earmarks like this is that while they seem small there are several hundred of them and they ad up. One of the services might think pursuing this technology is worthwhile but not to the point of including it in their prioritized budget. The Department of Defense has a great deal of R&D money to throw at problems but cannot obviously fund everything.
Many earmarks are for things like this: One contract for a company working on something that nobody else may be. They bring jobs to the locality and it makes the legislators look good and shows they are helping out the community. It is also true that Michigan needs all the jobs it can get right now with the collapse of the U.S. auto industry. That does not mean this is necessarily the best use of two million of the taxpayers dollars. The money either has to come from taxes or be borrowed. The U.S. right now has massive debt and it is getting worse and this amount doesn’t seem like much but every bit helps.
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Federal Business Development Executive Ed Hallda Joins Applied Technical Systems
Hallda has been instrumental in bringing millions of defense contracting dollars to Kitsap County
Silverdale WA – July 8, 2009 – Applied Technical Systems (ATS) announced today the appointment of Ed Hallda as Business Development Executive. In this capacity, Mr. Hallda will be responsible for generating new business opportunities in information technology systems and support for government and commercial clients. Mr. Hallda brings over 16 years of Navy service and federal business development experience to the fast growing ATS team.
Prior to joining ATS, Mr. Hallda served as Business Development Executive for Bremerton, WA-based D4 where he was instrumental in bringing several million dollars of defense contracting to the Kitsap economy. Hallda also served as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development for LION, Inc., where he successfully built business partnerships and strategic alliances to form the largest online business-to-business mortgage marketplace on the Internet.
“Ed’s track record of bringing defense contracting dollars to Kitsap County is truly impressive,” said David Wachter, president and co-CEO of Applied Technical Systems. “He brings to ATS a diverse background in both technology and federal business development, plus an extensive network of Department of Defense contacts. I am thrilled to welcome him to the ATS team.”
Mr. Hallda’s technology background includes six years in the Navy as an Electronics Technician and six years supporting the Navy as a contracted Computer Specialist with Vitro, Inc. where he designed custom database applications with a concentration on financial transactions and reporting. Mr. Hallda then founded a local Internet Service Provider business in Kitsap County and acted as a private consultant to many Washington-based companies including LION, Inc. where he led a team of engineers that developed the first application on the Internet to successfully transmit automated underwriting data to Fannie Mae for mortgage loan approval.
“I have been impressed with the depth and breadth of services ATS is able to provide to government and commercial clients,” said Mr. Hallda. “In the information technology sector alone, ATS’ strong past performance qualifications in systems integration, software development, IT help desk and business process automation position the company for rapid growth.”
About Applied Technical Systems
With headquarters in Silverdale, WA, and offices in Washington, DC and Suffolk, VA, Applied Technical Systems (ATS) provides information exploitation and naval logistics services and technologies to customers within the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and Washington State Government. ATS also provides mission-critical IT support services to both government and commercial customers, and has developed REGGAE, a patent pending, disruptive database technology that holds the potential to fundamentally change the way the nation’s leading intelligence and law enforcement agencies approach data. For more information about ATS, visit http://www.atsid.com or call 360.698.7100.
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Filed under: Boeing, Business Line, Companies, Events, Hires, missile defense, Press Releases
March 18, 2009 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today named Greg Hyslop as the vice president and general manager of the company’s Missile Defense Systems division. Hyslop succeeds Scott Fancher, who assumed
responsibility for Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ 787 Dreamliner program in December 2008.
In his new role, which takes effect immediately, Hyslop reports to Roger Krone, president of Network and Space Systems, a business unit of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. Hyslop will oversee an organization of more
than 3,500 employees in nine major operating locations across the United States. MDS develops advanced missile defense systems and integrated missile defense solutions for all phases of ballistic missile threats. “Greg brings broad experience managing highly complex programs and a successful track record of leadership on those programs,” said Krone.
“Greg’s ability to deliver results and inspire the team will help us continue building on the success of our missile defense business.”
In his 26 years with Boeing, Hyslop has held a number of executive leadership positions in engineering and program management. His most recent role was leading the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program. Prior to that assignment, Hyslop was vice president and program director of the Airborne Laser program.
Hyslop received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska, a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Nebraska, and a doctorate in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, where he also served as an adjunct professor.
In addition to the GMD program, the MDS division manages the Airborne Laser program, directed energy systems programs such as the Advanced Tactical Laser, and the Missile Defense National Team systems engineering and integration organizations.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world’s largest space and defense businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of
military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32 billion business with 70,000 employees worldwide.
Boeing Missile Defense Systems
Boeing Network & Space Systems
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On 20 December, it was announced that SAIC hired two new executives who will be responsible for developing their homeland and cyber security businesses. Retired US Army Lieutenant General Joe DeFrancisco and former US Customs and Immigration Agency official Bill Carroll are to utilize their experience to “to provide awareness of our U.S. Army and Homeland Security customer priorities, trends, concerns and opportunities,” according to SAIC. The full story from UPI is here. Unlike other large defense corporations in the United States, SAIC provides science, analytical and engineering services rather then developing and producing hardware.
On Thursday, Boeing announced that they had formed a new Intelligence and Security Systems (ISS) division to be headquarted in Washington, D.C. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, “Steve Oswald, a retired U.S. Naval Reserve Rear Admiral and former astronaut, was named vice president and general manager. ” He will report to “Roger Krone, president of the Network and Space Systems business of Boeing’s St. Louis-based Integrated Defense Systems.”