Dr. Skidmore began his career in wireless in 1997 by co-founding Wireless Valley Communications, Inc., pioneering software for the design, deployment, and management of indoor and campus wireless networks. After Wireless Valley’s acquisition by Motorola, Inc., in 2005, Dr. Skidmore went on to assume multiple roles, including Chief Technical Architect for the One Point Wireless solution combining mesh, point-to-multipoint, and point-to-point technologies into a seamless network, CTO of the AirDefense business unit, and as Director of Emerging Wireless Technologies in the area of network design and management within Motorola Solutions, Inc. He later served as Principle Architect for ATT’s Small Cells product group before joining EDX as CEO in 2015. A recognized expert in the design, simulation, deployment, and management of all types of wireless networks, Dr. Skidmore has over 60 US patents awarded or pending. He received his bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia Tech.
Ted G. HicksVice President of Operations
Joining EDX in 1996, his forty years of radio communications experience provides a strong foundational set of skills and insight. He is widely recognized as a key knowledge-holder in wireless system planning and design. Mr. Hicks began his career with EDX in 1996, and has been involved in all aspects of technical support, development, training and testing. Prior to EDX, Mr. Hicks provided engineering services and support as a consultant with Ridgeline Wireless Technologies. He began his career as a Broadcast Engineer, and has served as Director of Engineering for radio stations across the western United States. Mr. Hicks earned the B.S. degree in speech and physics from the University of Oregon.
Scott A. Blumberg, Ph.D.Executive Director of Software Development
Dr. Blumberg is responsible for all aspects of software architecture and programming. Dr. Blumberg retains special skills in numerical methods and graphics programming. Dr. Blumberg, who joined EDX in 1998, has held a variety of research and software development positions since 1973, including roles at Hewlett Packard, Stanford Research Institute, Perkin Elmer, Signetics, and Fairchild Semiconductor. Prior to EDX, he worked in Symantec’s project management organization. Dr. Blumberg’s research led to his developing new computational methods for solving quantum mechanical problems in amorphous solids, and solutions to Schrödinger’s equation employing supercomputers using sparse matrix methods, Gaussian quadrature, and orthogonal polynomials. He attended Cambridge University as a visiting scholar, and was conferred a Battelle Energy Research Fellowship. Dr. Blumberg was awarded the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Oregon, and earned the B.A. in physics at Harvard College.
Steve WebsterDirector of Sales Engineering
Mr. Webster joined EDX in 2009. In this role, Mr. Webster brings his extensive engineering experience to the EDX sales team by working with EDX’s customers to match the capabilities of EDX products to their wireless network planning requirements. Mr. Webster has worked for 20 years in RF Engineering and Management roles in a variety of Wireless Industry organizations, including wireless carriers, consulting firms, site development firms, equipment vendors, and infrastructure (tower and DAS) providers in the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to working in the wireless industry, Mr. Webster worked in the 1980’s for a university R&D lab developing complex radio network simulations for defense customers as well as for a large defense contractor to develop advanced communications electronic warfare systems. Mr. Webster holds a BSEE from Clarkson University and an MSEE from Johns Hopkins University.
Brian T. CochranDirector of Support Services
Mr. Cochran joined EDX in 1998, and is responsible for technical support, customer training, and sales support. He has contributed a wide array of skills to activities throughout EDX. Mr. Cochran served in previous support and management positions with Best Software and with Frontier Communications. He holds the B.S. degree in telecommunications and film from the University of Oregon.