Government Industry Veteran Selected for Key Leadership Position
McLean, VA - August 1, 2006 - fSONA Systems, a leader in optical wireless technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Johnson as Vice President Government Programs. A long time sales and business development executive, Johnson will be responsible for sales, business development and channel strategy for fSONA's SONAbeam™ portfolio of products within the public sector.
“As the market for broadband wireless solutions continues to grow and mature, our methods for reaching those government customers needs to expand, ” said Sunny Taylor, fSONA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Russell fills a critical position on the fSONA public sector team – providing sales and channel leadership along with government market experience. Russell will not only focus on our service providers in the market, but also work with government integrators and solutions providers. His extensive experience in sales, channel management and strategic planning are a welcome addition to the team.”
Prior to joining fSONA, Johnson was Director, Government Programs for GigaBeam Corporation. In that position he was responsible for introducing the company's millimeter wave products into the U.S. intelligence community, major systems integrators, and large telecommunications carriers. Throughout his career, he has held senior-level positions with numerous IT companies/integrators, including CyberServices, Inc., Lockheed Martin, Computer Sciences Corporation, GTE/Contel Federal and GTE-Telenet.
US Government deployments include the Pentagon, US House of Representatives, U.S. Army (multiple theater deployments), NOAA, OFHEO, U.S. Navy, USMC, OAS, Veterans' Administration, DOT, NASA, and Hurricane Katrina restoration projects, in addition to over 400 installations both government and commercial in 43 countries worldwide.
fSONA Systems is recognized as the preferred provider of optical wireless solutions for government, enterprise and service provider markets around the globe. Leveraging leading edge advancements in 1550nm optical transmission, the SONAbeam family of systems, based on free-space-optics (FSO), use a globally unlicensed, wireless technology to provide speeds up to 2.5 Gbps over distances up to 7km. For more information visit www.fsona.com
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