Industry Veteran Wayne Tatro joins Ondas Networks as an Expert Advisor for Newly Added Transportation Business Unit
SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 4, 2018 — Ondas Networks, a leading supplier of private licensed wireless data networks for mission-critical industrial markets, announced today that transportation industry veteran, Wayne Tatro, has joined the Ondas team as an advisor, focusing on strategy and business development for the newly added transportation business unit, dedicated to Mission Critical IoT (MC-IoT) applications in rail and transit.
Mr. Tatro has over thirty-five years of experience in the transportation industry, holding various leadership positions at Class 1 railroads, including the title of CEO of a leading mission critical software and technology company, and most recently as an industry consultant. Throughout his career, he has led the development, marketing, and implementation of high growth business plans that have leveraged new and emerging technologies to support and enable logistics operations. Mr. Tatro has worked with notable companies in the transportation industry including GE Transportation, Boeing and a number of the North American Class I Freight Railroads and Transit Agencies.
“We are very eager to have Wayne join our growing team of wireless technology and service experts, and we believe his in-depth understanding of and experience in transportation will help position us as a key provider of mission critical wireless solutions that meet rapidly growing industry demands,” said Stewart Kantor, CEO of Ondas. “With initiatives such as Positive Train Control (PTC) being implemented to assure safe and secure transportation operations, his experience will be extremely valuable in developing and deploying customized solutions that provide the required level of reliability.”
“I look forward to working with some of the most qualified professionals in the Industrial Internet space, helping to ensure that MC-IoT operations are connected to secure, reliable and ubiquitous networks that are designed to give transportation operators complete control,” said Mr. Tatro. “The rail industry in particular has been actively seeking a standards-based solution to meet its coverage and capacity needs. Since the IEEE 802.16s standard was designed specifically for wireless industrial data communications and evolved from Ondas’ proprietary technology, we are in a unique position to partner with the industry and meet these demands.”