COLUMBIA, MD. March 21, 2011...Syntonics LLC, a leading provider advanced technology RF-over-fiber products, based in Columbia, Md., announces the appointment of Mr. Robert K. Rainey, PE, as Senior Director of Advanced Programs. Mr. Rainey will focus on identification, development and support of additional opportunities for new RF-over-fiber products.
Mr. Rainey brings over 25 years of diverse hands-on industry and military experience in the business development, program management, and engineering development of high assurance tactical radio and military satellite communications products. Prior to joining Syntonics, Mr. Rainey served as the Manager, Advanced Programs/Business Development with Thales Communications, Inc. in Clarksburg, Maryland where he led efforts to develop and expand placement of new applications of Thales’ tactical radio technologies into additional domains.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, Mr. Rainey was commissioned in the US Army and completed twenty years’ service in active duty and reserve assignments in tactical and strategic communications, operations, and material systems development. He also earned a Master of Science in Engineering Management degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
“We are pleased to have Bob on our team representing our capabilities to our users,” said Ray Madonna, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Syntonics. “His understanding of real world communications systems, operational environments, and user requirements will help us support our war fighters with the most appropriate advanced technology.”
Syntonics provides advanced RF-over-Fiber systems and innovative RF technologies for military, civil, and industrial markets. FORAX™ (“Fiber Optic Remote Antenna eXtension”) RF-over-fiber radio communications systems are deployed around the world in 24x7 mission critical operations. HARC (High Antennas for Radio Comms”) RF-over-fiber radio relay systems for aerostats are operating today in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our Handheld Tactical Antennas provide lightweight, rugged, high-gain performance in the field and the body-worn SINCGARS antennas have improved soldier safety in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For more information, contact:
Jeff Nickel, Business Development Manager