Form 8-K Ondas Holdings Inc. For: Apr 20
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UAS and aviation expert Susan Roberts joins Ondas Networks to lead
Efforts to develop the strategy and business of UAS and the aviation markets
A new role in accelerating the growth of FullMAX acceptance in drones
Nantucket, Massachusetts, April 20, 2021 – Ondas Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDS), developer of software-based wireless broadband technology for large established and emerging industrial markets (Ondas or Company), announced today that Susan Roberts is joining the company as a senior advisor, focusing on strategy and business development for Ondas, as the company commercializes its FullMAX communication platform for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and aviation verticals.
Ms. Roberts is a prominent member of the UAS community and has extensive experience, holding various leadership positions at Panasonic, GE Aviation, BAE Systems, Orbital Sciences (now ATK) and Honeywell in executive, software, and engineering roles. She has managed a number of UAS and Aviation hardware and software solutions through regulatory approval and implementation.
“We are pleased that Susan has joined the Ondas team as we enable the growth of emerging UAS markets with our unique software-based wireless connectivity platform,” said Eric Brock, Ondas CEO. “Susan’s deep experience in growing new business in the UAS markets, her extensive connection to the UAS and aviation communities, and her entrepreneurial leadership skills developed through an impressive career in highly regulated aviation markets will be a huge advantage for Ondas. We expect it to make a significant contribution as we continue to partner with Aura Networks Systems to commercialize our national aviation network and identify new opportunities for Ondas to expand into the UAS markets. “
“I am very excited to be part of the Ondas team,” said Ms. Roberts. Ondas Networks has created its standard FullMAX platform as a leading connectivity solution for mission-critical applications (“MC-IoT”), including the navigation of commercial drones. I look forward to working with the entire Ondas team and our existing and future partners to implement our platform in the UAS and aviation markets. The commercial market for unmanned aerial vehicles is ready for significant growth and Ondas’ wireless platform will be a decisive factor in expanding the market. “
Ms. Roberts is currently the CEO of The 1182 Group, a business management consultant founded by her who specializes in innovation and business strategy development. Prior to that, she was Head of Commercial Innovation at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, leading the development of the company’s managed services business model. Prior to Panasonic, Ms. Roberts was co-founder of AiRXOS, Inc., GE Venture, focused on drone traffic management solutions. At AiRXOS, she manages the company through financing and initial commercial sales, including working with the FAA on a UAV certification partnership based on performance-based standards and risk assessments. At GE Aviation, Ms. Roberts led Aviation Navigation and Guidance’s R&D commercial programs. She is currently Chair of the Strategy and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors of the Association of Unmanned Systems (AUVSI) and is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Commercial Drones.
About Ondas Holdings Inc.
Ondas Holdings Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ondas Networks Inc., is the developer of its own software-based wireless broadband technology for large established and emerging industrial markets. The standards-based multipatented, software-defined FullMAX radio platform enables mission-critical IoT (MC-IoT) applications by overcoming the bandwidth limitations of today’s legacy privately licensed wireless networks. Ondas Networks’ customer markets include railways, utilities, oil and gas, transportation, aviation (including drone operators), and government entities whose requirements cover a wide range of critical applications. These markets require reliable, secure broadband communication in large and diverse geographical areas, many of which are in challenging radio frequency environments. Customers use the company’s FullMAX technology to deploy their own licensed broadband wireless networks. The company also offers mission-critical options for a managed network service. Ondas Networks’ FullMAX technology supports IEEE 802.16s, the new global standard for privately licensed large-scale industrial networks. For more information, visit www.ondas.com
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