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April 3rd, 2019

FMC GlobalSat has a New Board Member Who Is an Angel ... He Has Investment and Technology Expertise 

FMC GlobalSat Holdings Inc., a satellite communications and wireless services provider for geographically remote commercial operations in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has enlisted the talents of a noted technology executive and angel investor with extensive board experience in both private and public companies. 

David Montanaro has agreed to join the company’s board of directors, and in this capacity, he will contribute to the company’s strategic vision, go-to-market plans, investment community outreach, as well as other corporate activities. 

Recognized as an innovative strategist with a proven track record in bringing disruptive innovations and companies to market, Mr. Montanaro's expertise is in several cutting-edge technologies that are directly related to FMC GlobalSat. Among these include IoT, cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, mobile communications and data networking. 

In addition to his strong technology background, Mr. Montanaro has a proven track record in business development, sales, and management. He spent more than 35 years in executive management, which includes serving as chairman and chief executive officer of NEC eLuminant Technologies, a market-leading optical networking company. 

Emmanuel Cotrel, FMC GlobalSat’s chief executive officer said that they are pleased that David has agreed to join their board and help FMC GlobalSat continue its growth trajectory by delivering IoT services that are relevant to business needs. They anticipate that David’s longstanding success in technology markets—coupled with his business expertise that ranges from multinational giants to startups—will benefit their company’s goal to increase their customer base and further disrupt the satellite and wireless industries.

FMC GlobalSat’s 4G/LTSAT (Long Term Satellite) service offers hybrid connectivity leveraging the best features of wireless networks (4G) and current high-throughput satellite (HTS) channels to deliver seamless access in geographically remote areas and applications in-transit. Offering a usage-based subscription model that automatically switches traffic to the network with the best throughput at any given time, the service eliminates many communication failures and black-outs while reducing the need for human resource investment or effort.

In addition, the solution employs the Kymeta flat panel software steered antenna that automatically tracks satellite connections and utilizes current satellite GEO Ku- transmission bands, as well as those which will be coming online with the new wave of high bandwidth capacity low Earth orbit (LEO) constellations.

Mr. Montanaro said that FMC GlobalSat is in a position to capture significant market share by delivering a sensible and affordable IoT offering that satisfies the unique needs of customers that operate in geographically remote locations. He is looking forward to working closely with Emmanuel, his team, and the other board members to accelerate FMC GlobalSat’s growth and continue redefining the IoT landscape.

Mr. Montanaro is a founding member of Seed Capital Fund of Central New York, executive advisor, mentor and business judge for the Genius New York Drone/UAS program, and chief executive officer and founder of Strategic Advisory Associates of Syracuse, New York. He resides in the Syracuse area.