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For Immediate Release
New Haven, CT: June 15, 2016 – The Wireless History Foundation has announced their 2016 inductees to The Wireless Hall of Fame, including Spot On Networks CEO, Richard J. “Dick” Sherwin. Dick is being as inducted into The Wireless Hall of Fame as a “Pioneer” to the wireless industry, one of four inductee categories for 2016. The 2016 inductees will be honored by industry leaders and veterans at The Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas in September.
From The Wireless History Foundation website release:
“These are accomplished individuals whose achievements have made possible the diverse, competitive and robust wireless services we know today,” said WHF Board member Rob Mechaley, CEO of MobileSphere Holdings and chairman of the 2016 selection committee. “We are privileged to induct them into the Wireless Hall of Fame.”
Richard J. “Dick” Sherwin was a senior vice president of Graphic Scanning during the formative years of the non-wireline cellular industry. At a critical time in the birth of the cellular industry, old rivalries and distrust could have impeded the ability of non-wireline applicants to reach market-wide settlements and avoid hearings and lotteries that would have significantly delayed competitive wireless services. Dick’s determination and honesty won over adversaries and his efforts were key elements in the formation of settlement partnerships that expedited non-wireline service to the public.
He was a member of the boards of directors of several of the early non-wireline cellular settlement partnerships that were created in the top 30 markets, and was involved in the senior management of several of the subsequently formed non-wireline companies in markets 1-90. Dick also played a major role in the initial cellular activities of Telocator, the non-wireline trade association as the industry was building out.
Dick subsequently led the efforts of Metromedia Telecommunications to develop wireless properties in Eastern Europe. He was instrumental in establishing approximately 47 telecommunications ventures in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union Republics in the areas of Cellular Mobile Telephony, Cable Television and Radio Paging. He currently heads Spot On Networks, a leading wireless internet service provider offering managed WiFi networks to multi-tenant properties, hotels and commercial spaces.
The Wireless History Foundation 2016 Inductees include: Industry Associate: F.J. Pollack (posthumously), President & CEO of Tracfone, Pioneer: Richard J. Sherwin, CEO, Spot On Networks, LLC. Service Provider: Ralph de la Vega, Vice Chairman, AT&T, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Business Solutions and AT&T International, LLC., Technology: Joel S. Engel, Richard H. Frenkiel and Phillip T. Porter (posthumously), AT&T Bell Laboratories researchers whose expertise lead to the establishment of the first nationwide cellular system standards.
About Spot On Networks, LLC: Spot On Networks is the largest Wireless Internet Service Provider to the multifamily industry. In addition to offering its UserSafe® managed WiFi services to the multifamily, hospitality and commercial industries, Spot On Networks has a range of wireless services including CellBoost®, a cell coverage enhancement service, and WiFiPlus+®, its wireless backbone integrated with energy management, building automation and security monitoring.
About The Wireless History Foundation: The Wireless History Foundation (WHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to preserve and promote the history of the wireless industry. Wireless products and services are continually and dramatically changing the way people worldwide live, work and play. The Foundation was formed by wireless pioneers to preserve the lessons of wireless for the benefit of future entrepreneurs and innovators.
With the assistance of partner organizations and sponsors, WHF was launched on October 13, 2008, the anniversary of the official commercialization of cellular technology in the United States. The kick-off event was held exactly 25 years after the first cellular system opened for business in Chicago. The festivities attracted wireless pioneers and industry luminaries from the past five decades.
WHF chronicles the achievements of individuals, the contributions of numerous organizations, and the evolution of markets and technology, all of which fueled the growth of wireless communications and continue to add convenience, productivity, and enrichment to everyday life.
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