Monroe Electronics has hired Ed Czarnecki as director of strategy and development.
Monroe, developer of the One-Net EAS system, is the parent of EAS specialist Digital Alert Systems, maker of the DASDEC EAS hardware. Part of his portfolio will be to act as a “conduit,” according to the announcement, to customers, industry associations, legislators, regulators, the media and the public.
Czarnecki said he’d be working to educate media and government customers on upcoming changes, and to ensure full-functioned Common Alerting Protocol interoperability of Monroe and Digital Alert Systems products.
Monroe Electronics VP/GM James F. Heminway commended Czarnecki’s “impressive track record in emergency communications. … Ed has the perfect balance of technological know-how, government policy expertise and management skills to lead us through the many changes we’ll soon face in the emergency communications industry.”
According to a press release, Czarnecki served on the FCC Commercial Mobile Service Alert Advisory Committee (CMSAAC), the FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) and the CAP Introduction Working Group.
“Czarnecki is a founding member of the board of directors for the EAS-CAP Industry Group (ECIG) and is the chair of the EAS CAP Distribution Network Working Group for the industry’s EAS CAP Roadmap Coordinating Committee,” the company said. He has also served as a vice president for EAS specialist SpectraRep.