senior wireless professional, played a substantial role in the wireless
industry since the inception of GSM, and managed innovation and profitable
growth in own business and large organizations. Andrea has expertise in areas
such as Radio Technologies & Telecommunications Electronics, General
Management, Business Development and Sales Management.
As an RF & microwave design engineer Andrea developed innovative solutions in cooperation with Philips Semiconductors, designed radio transmitters and communication equipment, including antennas. Responsible for developing fibre optic and microwave communication systems (1985-1990) that were deployed for upgrading the regional to national TV program interchange of RAI (Italian National Broadcaster).
Andrea founded his own business (Tekmar) and until 1996, and led both R&D and marketing departments to allow for a fast and effective transfer of market needs and feedback into real products. In 1995-96 the company was acquired by Allen Telecom, and Andrea successfully positioned and integrated it within the new organization.
Andrea actively supported standardization activities for Cellular RF Repeaters and Active DAS at ETSI SMG2 for GSM (1994-1996), and for UMTS at 3GPP RAN (2000-2001). Andrea continues to innovate and develop new ideas within the wireless space wjile leading a International Sales team for JMA Wireless.