WEST MELBOURNE, FL, August 9, 2017 – RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE American: RWC) today announced several changes to its senior management team effective immediately. James Gilley, formerly the Company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Scientist. James Holthaus has been promoted to CTO, succeeding Mr. Gilley. Additionally, Randy Willis has joined the Company as Vice President of Operations.
RELM President Tim Vitou commented, “Combined with changes that were implemented earlier this year, our new leadership team is in place. We believe the members of the board and management, collectively, bring to RELM the experience, talent and vision necessary to achieve our aggressive goals for the future.”
Mr. Gilley joined RELM in 2008 as CTO. Previously, he served as Chief Scientist of Transcrypt International, Inc., a provider of secure wireless technologies primarily for homeland security. Mr. Gilley holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska. In his new role, Mr. Gilley will be instrumental in shaping the Company’s product and technology strategies moving forward.
Jim Holthaus joined RELM in 2007 and most recently served as the Vice President-Project 25 Solutions, responsible for product definition and market analysis with a focus on development of RELM’s P25 mobile and portable radio products. Since 1993, Mr. Holthaus has been active in the development of land mobile radio products and the P25 Digital Radio Standards. He holds an M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University. In his new role, Mr. Holthaus will direct all the Company’s engineering and development initiatives.
Randy Willis joined RELM this month as our Vice President of Operations. Mr. Willis will be in charge of all aspects of manufacturing and quality, with a broadly defined mission for improvement, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. He has extensive background and experience in these disciplines, having achieved certifications as a Lean Master and Six Sigma Black Belt. His professional experience includes leadership positions in manufacturing, operations, quality, supply chain, industrial engineering and program management. Randy holds both BS and MS degrees from East Carolina University in Industrial Technology.
Mr. Vitou concluded, “Throughout this year multiple initiatives have been launched to transform and prepare the Company for growth. I believe these appointments strengthen the product manufacturing and technology capabilities that are essential for us to succeed moving forward.”