Ondas Networks, a wireless data networks supplier for industrial markets, has announced that telecommunications and transportation industry veteran Jim Taylor has been selected as president of the company’s new transportation business unit.
Effective on Sept. 17, Taylor is set to lead the strategic planning, market development and growth of the transportation division.
As an experienced senior executive with more than 35 years of experience in the telecommunications, technology, transportation and logistics industries, Taylor also is knowledgeable about IoT products and services, situational awareness, real-time decision support, asset performance management and operations optimization, Ondas said.
The company said Taylor is known for driving commercial growth, building and leading high-performance teams, and defining and driving strategic transformations with companies including GE Transportation, CSC, and Cable & Wireless, in addition to several transportation and logistics firms.
“Jim’s unique and valuable blend of commercial and operational expertise within key transportation verticals will support Ondas’ increased focus on penetrating this market, one we are confident has increased interest and demand for our suite of products as part of the safety- and mission-critical nature of their operations,” said Stewart Kantor, CEO of Ondas. “We are excited for him to lead our growing team of transportation experts and believe that his diverse background and passion for identifying technology that can enhance operational efficiency and safety for transportation services makes him the ideal choice to lead the team.”
Taylor noted that he is aware that the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology is allowing for rail and transportation providers to establish their digital strategies.
“The growing number of use cases, particularly with Mission-Critical IoT (MC-IoT) applications, has revealed that industrial wireless networking demands require solutions that are designed with the industry requirements in mind,” Taylor said. “Ondas’ technology and the recently issued IEEE 802.16s standard is a solution that is proven, ready and designed specifically to support mission-critical requirements while simultaneously addressing the security and reliability needs of the transportation industry. I look forward to building and leading our transportation team and spearheading the adoption of private, licensed MC-IoT networks in this market.”