WEST MELBOURNE, FL, March 23, 2022 / BK Technologies Corporation (NYSE American: BKTI) today announced the appointment of James Teel to lead the Company’s new software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions business unit.
Mr. Teel brings more than 30 years of experience in the wireless communications industry. From 2007 to 2021, Mr. Teel was with L3Harris Corporation where he held positions including Director of Product Line Management and Director of Business Development for the Public Safety & Professional Communications division, where he played a major role in launching their SaaS business. Mr. Teel previously spent six years at UT Starcom/Commworks/3Com as Senior Director, Business Development for the 3G Business Unit, and Director of Security Solutions for Mobile Connectivity. From 1987 to 2000, Mr. Teel held several positions at GE/Ericsson and was rapidly promoted from software engineer through roles of increasing responsibility in engineering management, product management and business development. He received a Bachelor of Science from West Virginia University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.
John Suzuki, Chief Executive Officer of BK Technologies, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome James in his leadership role for the new business unit. As a leader in the land mobile radio market, we are positioning ourselves at the forefront of what we believe to be a significant industry-wide communications transition that will further improve the safety and productivity of our first responders and allow us to continue to grow our market share. James is a proven leader in the mobile communications sector, and we look forward to leveraging his expertise and insights as we scale our business.”
James Teel, General Manager, stated, “I am delighted to be joining BK Technologies at an exciting time in the industry. As first responder technology continues to evolve, there is a tremendous opportunity to leverage BK’s established market position to deliver a suite of subscription-based software applications with unique feature sets and functionality that extend our relationship beyond the private network applications currently in place. I look forward to working with the team to launch a comprehensive SaaS platform backed by BK’s proven experience and success, with the goal of bringing new solutions to address the mission critical communications needs of new and existing public safety customers.”
About BK Technologies
BK Technologies Corporation manufactures high-specification, American-made communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies. BK Technologies is honored to serve these heroes with reliable equipment when every moment counts. The Company’s common stock trades on the NYSE American market under the symbol “BKTI”. Maintaining its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida, BK Technologies can be contacted through its web site at www.bktechnologies.com or directly at 1-800-821-2900.
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