Noovis, a leading fiber optic and wireless network solutions company based in Hanover, Maryland, today announced that Bill Hamilton will assume the role of director Federal markets. He will be responsible for the company’s business development activities for the Federal Government sector with a focus on the Department of Defense.
“Bill has 30-plus years of telecommunications experience in program/project management, business development and sales. He is an Air Force veteran who formerly held management positions with AT&T, MCI, and Verizon. We are excited about the skills, experience and professionalism that he brings to Noovis,” said Tom Napoli, vice president of Noovis.
While at Verizon, Hamilton worked with Eric Welty and Mike Watts, who, along with Napoli, co-founded Noovis.
“I came to Noovis because this company’s future is bright. I’m really excited to reconnect with Eric and Mike in my new role,” said Hamilton. “We accomplished some fantastic things together at Verizon Federal Network Systems, including building out the government’s first secure PON, and I see Noovis as an opportunity to expand on that.”
Hamilton, who retired from the Air Force in 1998, predicts that fiber networks will play a bigger role in the future. “We’re at the top of the wave as far as fiber deployment goes. There is still a huge space out there that it hasn’t reached. The next 10 years will be very formative and critical to our industry.”
Federal Business Development
“My focus is Federal markets. It’s my life. Something that I been involved with for 30 years. I’ve learned that doing federal business comes down to delivering what you promise on time, within scope and within budget,” said Hamilton. “Noovis has the capabilities to do all of those things – they have proven it time and again – which positions us for success in the Federal market.”
“Obviously Noovis hired Bill Hamilton to lead us in the Federal market space with a focus on the DoD,” said Napoli. “It’s critically important that Federal contractors’ solutions increase functionality while lowering costs. Bill will help us succeed in that context.”
Hamilton sees opportunities for PON in today’s environment, especially given the downsizing of a lot of the skillsets that the fed used to rely on.
“A comprehensive campus solution combining voice, video, data, Wi-Fi, DAS, facility controls/biometrics, security, and surveillance across one converged secure platform is an example of how fiber networks will push the envelope with bandwidth and better user experiences,” predicted Hamilton.
“Tom Napoli’s customer focus is exceptional. He truly wants to do what’s right for the customer because he believes that will make the company successful in the long run. I wholeheartedly agree,” said Hamilton. “We are in a great position to take fiber to the warfighter. It’s the right application at the right time to enable the DoD and deliver dividends from economies of efficiency.”