Telecommunicators rely on land mobile radio (LMR) to perform their jobs; however most have little or no knowledge of LMR. This session will provide insight to the history of LMR, the basic network configurations and the important role APCO has played in the evolution of LMR. Audience: Telecommunicators with limited knowledge of LMR.

Brian Hughes

Presented by Brian Hughes, Vice President of Strategic Programs, Eastern Communications Ltd

Brian has 44 years’ experience in the land mobile radio and he has held executive positions with Motorola, GE, LM Ericsson and Eastern Communications Ltd. These positions have included managing sales, marketing and distribution organizations in the United States as well as serving as the Director of Asia Pacific for Ericsson’s land mobile unit headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

As a long time commercial member of APCO, Brian has served eight years on APCO’s Commercial Advisory Council (CAC), served as the CAC’s representative on APCO’s Board of Directors and was a Charter Member of APCO’s Conference and Exposition Advisory Committee.

Brian has also served as the host and presenter for the Career Advancement Center at APCO’s annual conference. In addition, Brian has addressed professional and trade seminars in Europe, Australia, China, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia as well as student and professional groups in the United States.