The SOLiD Americas Team
Dr. Seung Hee Lee - CEO
Seung Hee Lee co-founded Solid Technologies Inc. (now SOLiD Inc.) in November 1998, and currently serves as president and co-CEO. During the early stages of SOLiD, Dr. Lee led the company’s technology development as CTO and provided executive leadership and guidance as COO. Under his direction, SOLiD has grown to be a leading provider of wireless coverage solutions for communication networks including CDMA, WCDMA, WiBro (mobile WiMax) and satellite digital multimedia broadcasting networks. Prior to SOLiD, Dr. Lee was a senior member of the technical staff at SAIT (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology), leading research on digital communication technologies. In 1998, he was appointed as a technology consultant for the future strategy team at Samsung and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Dr. Lee holds a B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Korea University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Ken Sandfeld - President
Ken Sandfeld is President of SOLiD Americas and is responsible for SOLiD’s wireless coverage and capacity enhancing product portfolio including Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Optical Transport solutions. Ken’s wireless experience spans over 20 years with industry notables including Spectrian, Remec and MobileAccess. With a proven track record launching innovative wireless technology, Ken is focused on solving the industry’s densification challenges by bringing SOLiD’s Next Generation DAS solutions for indoor and outdoor applications as well as advanced tunable DWDM & high capacity passive CWDM optical solutions that provide ultra-densification of wireless coverage across all verticals and venues.
Seung Jong Kim - Vice President of Operations
Seung Jong Kim serves as Vice President of Operations and is responsible for strategic business operations including product forecast, procurement and logistics for the Americas market. Seung Jong has over 17 years of global sales, business development, and operations experience in the wireless industry, with 13 years focused in the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) market at SOLiD. Prior to joining SOLiD, Seung Jong held business development roles at Tellord for convergence network, ubiquitous sensor network and telemetry solutions.
Dr. Young Man Cho - Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Young Man Cho is CTO of SOLiD, leading the technology and product development teams. Dr. Cho oversees all aspects of product management focusing on establishing industry standards for coverage expansion and capacity enhancement in the Middleprise by integrating RAS for small cells and DAS. With 25 years of experience in both academia and industry, his resume spans a variety of fields including controls, signal processing and fixed and wireless communications. Dr. Cho received a B.S. degree from Seoul National University and Master’s of Science and Doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Prior to joining SOLiD, Dr. Cho held positions at Seoul National University, United Technology Research Center, and Topfield Inc.
Karl Schneider - Chief Financial Officer
As Global CFO, Karl Schneider provides executive leadership and oversight of the SOLiD’s global financial operations and initiatives. Prior to joining SOLiD, Karl spent 13 years as Zoran Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer, where under his guidance, the company grew revenues from $44 million to over $500 million. Karl’s financial leadership spans a wide variety of technology sectors and an impressive multinational and global portfolio. Mr. Schneider is a former CPA and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from San Diego State University.
Dennis Rigney - Senior Vice President, Sales
In his role as VP of Sales, Dennis Rigney is responsible for defining and executing the company’s channel program in the U.S. and Canada. Dennis is a gifted sales executive responsible for many of the company’s largest transactions including the New York subway, Empire State Building, Ohio State University, and many other marquee projects. He possesses more than 12 years of experience in the wireless industry, with eight 8 years focused in the Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) market. Prior to joining SOLiD, Dennis held various senior sales management roles at Sprint.
Hitesh Kshatriya - Vice President, Technical Sales
Hitesh Kshatriya serves as Vice President of Technical Sales and is responsible for strategic business operations including product forecast, procurement and logistics for the Americas market. Hitesh has over 15 years of experience in the wireless network densification industry spanning such disciplines as RF Engineering, Sales and Operations. His multidimensional experience enables him to understand the customer needs and implement processes to streamline the order fulfillment process, improve on-time delivery and forecast accuracy rates thereby improving customer satisfaction. Prior to joining SOLiD, Hitesh was an RF Engineering manager at Rizzo Consulting, Inc., a national wireless engineering firm.
Scott Deweese - Senior Vice President, Operations
Scott Deweese is Vice President of Services and Support for SOLiD America overseeing the care and support of SOLiD systems deployed across the Americas and providing professional services to SOLiD’s channel partners and carrier customers. His key role is to ensure successful overall project delivery and support, ultimately increasing sales. Scott has more than 16 years of prior business development, sales, and operations experience in the wireless industry – both as a VAR and an OEM. Prior to joining SOLiD, Scott served as Executive Vice President of Intenna Systems and held sales leadership roles with MobileAccess and Andrew Corporation.
Tim Moynihan - Senior Vice President, Marketing
As Vice President of Marketing at SOLiD, Tim Moynihan holds responsibility for both product and corporate marketing. With a specialty in technology marketing in both U.S. and international markets, Tim has successfully held leadership roles at Intel, Dialogic, Empirix and other companies. He has extensive experience working at companies that provide infrastructure solutions to telecommunications providers. Tim holds a master’s degree from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.