Chairman of the Board
James Brewington is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, a position he has held since 2014. Mr. Brewington has an extensive knowledge of the global communications market, with a wide-ranging career in wireless telecoms. Since 2005, Mr. Brewington has served as a director of Kopin Corporation (Nasdaq: KOPN), a developer and provider of wearable technologies used by consumers, military and industry. He has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of All-Purpose Networks since 2009, as President of Lucent Wireless, as a Member of the Advisory Board of Nujira Limited from 2007 to 2014, and as a member of Advisory Board of Blue Danuba Systems, Inc. from 2010 to present. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Brewington served as a director of Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), focusing on developing wireless technologies and markets. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Brewington served as President of Developing Markets and Mobility Solutions at Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc., where he was responsible for all wireless infrastructure in the mobility segment and played a key role in building the Mobility business at Lucent and establishing its leadership in third-generation technologies. Mr. Brewington holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Seattle, a master's degree from Stanford University's Sloan Fellows Program and a bachelor's degree from the College of Idaho. Mr. Brewington has an extensive knowledge of the global communications market, with a wide-ranging career in wireless telecoms, which will be of benefit to the Company as we grow.
Chief Executive Officer, Director
Thomas Lambalot is our Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to the position of Director on our Board of Directors in July 2018. From 2006 to March 2012, Mr. Lambalot was Chief Commercial Officer at Paratek Microwave, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of Tunable RFFE solutions for smartphones. Paratek was acquired by BlackBerry RF, Inc. (a subsidiary of Research in Motion/Blackberry Limited) in March 2012. From September 2002 to June 2005, Mr Lambalot was President & Chief Executive Officer of SmartLink Radio Networks, a recognized thought leader and major provider of IP based Public Safety Communication Networks. From October 2000 to August 2002, Mr. Lambalot was named Chief Executive Officer of Envoy Networks, a leader in 3G Wireless Equipment Technology. The company was acquired by Texas Instruments Inc. in February 2002. From July 1995 to January 2000, Mr. Lambalot was the President & Chief Executive Officer of Filtronic Comtek Inc. the recognized leader in RF Sub-Systems to major global suppliers of telecommunications equipment. Mr. Lambalot received his BSc. in Electrical Engineering Technology, with a specialization in Microwave and Communication Theory, from University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 1985 and received his MBA from Boston University in 1994.
David J. McIntosh
Founder, Chief Technical Officer, Director
David J. McIntosh is company founder, Chief Technical Officer and a member of the Company's Board of Directors. Throughout his career, Dr. McIntosh has held executive-level leadership roles in wireless infrastructure and defense companies. From August 1989 to April 1998, Dr. McIntosh was employed by Filtronic plc, initially with Filcom Microwave Inc. and as a Vice President for Filtronic Comtek, a major supplier of telecommunications equipment. Dr. McIntosh moved to Filtronic Sage Labs in 1998 and from June 1998 until October 2006, he was the company's Chief Executive Officer of Filtronic Sage Labs. Dr. McIntosh founded the Spectrum Management Group of Integrated Defense Systems, Inc. (IDSI) in October 2006. IDSI was a Power Amplifier subsystem development company that was ultimately acquired by General Dynamics Corporation (General Dynamics) in 2008. Following IDSI's acquisition by General Dynamics, Dr. McIntosh worked at General Dynamics from 2008 until April 2011. During this period, Dr. McIntosh was the divisional Chief Technology Officer. Dr. McIntosh holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Microwave Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. As a technologist and senior executive, Dr. McIntosh has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the development and manufacture of wireless communications equipment for the defense and commercial infrastructure markets.
Ralph Nilsson has been a member of the Company's Board of Directors since 2015. In 2003, Mr. Nilsson founded KCB Solutions, LLC, a company that produces Hi-Rel RF and microwave product solutions for the defense and aerospace industries. He currently holds the position of CEO and President of the company. Mr. Nilsson previously worked within the Semiconductor industry for a number of years. Most notably, Mr. Nilsson worked for Skyworks Solutions, formally Alpha Industries from 1989 to 2002 as a product manager for their Aerospace and Defense product group. Mr. Nilsson attended Assumption College, Sylvania Technical School and Greater Boston Executive Program at MIT Sloan. KCB Solutions was also one of the original founders of KCB Signal Solutions (2011), which is now NewEdge Signal Solutions, where he has been a member of the Board of Managers for the past 3 years (2015-present). Mr. Nilsson's extensive experience in the aerospace and defense industries will enable Mr. Nilsson to provide us with guidance and expertise as we further develop our business.
Casimir Skrzypczak has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2018. Mr. Skrzypczak is a Partner Emeritus and Special Limited Partner at Global Assets Capital Investment. Mr. Skrzypczak serves as Partner Emeritus and Special Limited Partner at Global Asset Capital, LLC. He has been with Global Assets Capital Investment since July 2001. He also serves as General Partner of Global Communications Partners. He also served as an Advisor of Leapstone Systems, Inc. From October 1999 to July 2001, Mr. Skrzypczak served as Senior Vice President of Customer Advocacy at Cisco Systems, Inc. Prior thereto, he served as the President, Corporate Vice President and Group President of Professional Services at Telcordia Technologies, Inc., from March 1997 to October 1999, following its sale to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). From 1985 to March 1997, Mr. Skrzypczak was the President of NYNEX Science and Technology Inc. and the Vice President of Network and Technology Planning for NYNEX and also the Chief Technology Officer of NYNEX Corp. Prior to 1997, he filled various Senior Executive Positions with a number of corporations, including Bell Communications Research, Inc., Western Electric, AT and T and New York Telephone Company. He served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at NetSys Technologies.
Mr. Skrzypczak has been the Chairman of The Signature Group, Inc since July 2015. He served as the Chairman of the Alliances for Telecommunications Industry Solutions. He served as the Chairman of the Board and Director of The Signature Group, Inc. until December 11, 2015. He has been a Director of Cisco WebEx LLC since August 2002 and its Lead Director since April 2003. He has served as a director and advisor to numerous telecommunications companies over the years. He is the Chairman of ABET Industry Advisory Council and is a Member of Tau Beta Pi, IEEE and Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and Industry Advisory Committee. He served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1967. Mr. Skrzypczak holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University and Masters in Operations Research from Hofstra University. As Mr. Skrzypczak is a widely recognized expert on telecommunications network planning and evolution and a respected spokesperson on telecommunications architectures and technology trends, we believe Mr. Skrzypczak will be an asset to our Board of Directors.
Josie Stevens has been a member of our Board of Directors since January 2015. In addition, since November 2015, Ms. Stevens has served as Vice President and Director of Finance at Telensa Limited. In addition to her role at Telensa, Ms. Stevens is Financial Controller and Company Secretary at TCOM Limited (formerly Nujira TCOM Ltd.), a position she has held since March 2012 and was also Financial Controller and Company Secretary at Nujira Limited, a position she held from March 2006 to June 2015. Ms. Stevens has more than 15 years of experience working in finance leadership roles, primarily in the telecommunications sector. This includes more than nine years of venture capital and private equity experience, with expertise gained at the heart of growth stage and start-up businesses. Ms. Stevens is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Ms. Steven's broad experience in financial and leadership roles in the telecommunications industry will assist us in providing financial oversight and understanding as we become a publicly reporting company.
Allen Yen has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2018. Mr. Yen was appointed President & COO of Microelectronics Technology, Inc. (MTI) in 2005, and was promoted to the position of CEO of MTI in August 2007. Mr. Yen's work with MTI began in 1990 as an RF design engineer. He also served as the VP of Marketing and Sales from 1997 to 2004. Mr. Yen has since held many distinguished roles, including Engineering Supervisor involved in the development of various Microwave Power Amplifiers, Microwave Radios, and Satellite Communication Products; Engineering Director and VSAT Business Leader, responsible for leading the Product Development team, the Product Sustaining team, and VSAT business development; and Special Assistant to the Executive Chairman, responsible for Corporate Development and Strategic Planning. Prior to joining MTI, Mr. Yen worked with the Radio Company of America (RCA-Taiwan branch) for four years. Mr. Yen holds a Master of Business Administration from the National Chiao Tung University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Taiwan University. We anticipate that Mr. Yen's extensive experience with MTI, one of our business partners, will provide us with opportunity and insight as we further develop our business.