Aug 02, 2010– Telecommunications industry innovator LBA Group Inc. has named Christopher K. Horne, PhD, its chief technical officer. He will officially join the Greenville firm on Aug. 2.
Horne, a registered professional engineer, comes to LBA after 5 years as wireless communications manager at North State Communications in his native High Point, N.C. Horne actually is returning to LBA, having been a project engineer in the company’s radio frequency safety program 15 years ago shortly after earning his bachelor of mathematics degree from N.C. State University.
The 43-year-old Horne went on to earn a master of electrical engineering degree from N.C. State and to become RF senior engineer at AT&T Wireless in Greensboro. He was senior applications engineer at another Greensboro company, RF Micro Devices, a position that required frequent travel to the Far East for consultation with clients and industry specialists. At North State Communications, Horne managed a multi-million-dollar advanced cellular network, including supervising site construction and overseeing subsequent technical work at new installations.
In May, he completed his doctorate in electrical engineering from N.C. A&T State University, publishing two papers on fiber optic devices and completing a dissertation on nonlinear fiber optics. After becoming a ham radio enthusiast at age 12, Horne steadily cultivated his interest in radio communications and in 2007 was issued the Federal Communication Commission’s top amateur license – Extra Class. (Horne’s call letters are W4CKH.)
“We are extremely pleased to have Chris rejoin us at LBA,” says Jerry Brown, LBA Group president. “His experience and talent will give LBA Group yet another dimension of expertise as we strive to meet the demands of a vibrant, technically evolving wireless industry.”
Horne looks forward to his return to Greenville. “I gained a lot of knowledge at LBA the first time,” he says. “I worked with some very knowledgeable people and learned a lot in a short amount of time. I think this is a great opportunity for me to learn some more and to advance my career.”
LBA Group, Inc. has more than 40 years experience in providing support for infrastructure assets of the wireless telecommunications industry. Companies in the group are LBA Technology, a leading manufacturer and integrator of radio frequency systems, components and test equipment for broadcast, industrial and government users worldwide, and Lawrence Behr Associates, a technical consultancy.
LBA Group, Inc. has 60 years of experience in providing RF asset solutions and risk management for industrial and telecommunications infrastructure assets.
The group is comprised of LBA Technology, a leading manufacturer and integrator of radio frequency systems, lightning protection and EMC equipment for broadcast, industrial and government users worldwide; the professional consultancy Lawrence Behr Associates and LBA University, providing on-site and online professional training.
The companies are based in Greenville, N.C., USA.