March 3, 2014
oronto, March 3, 2014: Futurecom Systems Group, ULC today announced the appointment of Paul Halinaty as CEO.
Paul will be responsible for the expansion of Futurecom’s business and overseeing the complete operation of the business. Paul will be replacing retiring co-CEOs Michael Wyrzykowski and Steve Dimitriu. During a three-month transition period Michael and Steve will stay on as advisors to Paul. “We are excited to find someone of Paul’s caliber to lead the next generation of growth at Futurecom”, stated Michael Wyrzykowski. “Paul brings with him extensive experience and skills in the land mobile radio industry and enthusiasm to the position.”
Prior to joining Futurecom, Paul was Senior Manager of Research and Development Tax Practice with Deloitte. Paul’s clients ranged from large telecommunications service and equipment providers to entrepreneurial start-ups.
Before Deloitte, Paul spent 20 years with Motorola Canada in various Senior Engineering Management roles. Paul managed a design centre of 150 engineers which was responsible for system design, software product and software component development and testing for Motorola’s ASTRO 25 communications system infrastructure. Paul coordinated software development across six design centres in four countries.
Paul earned his B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University.
“I look forward to working with Michael and Steve over the next three months and building upon what they founded 23 years ago”, stated Paul. “They should be very proud of the legacy they have left.”
Headquartered in Concord, ON, Futurecom Systems Group, ULC is a leader in the design and manufacture of RF coverage extension products for public safety customers. For over two decades Futurecom has been meeting the most demanding coverage needs for the public safety market. Futurecom’s industry leading P25 Digital Vehicular Repeater Systems (DVRS) as well as wide/local area radio coverage extension products allow public safety users to have reliable and dependable radio communications. Futurecom’s customers include major radio equipment OEMs, public safety users, utilities, integrators and two-way radio dealers. Futurecom is owned by McWane Inc., a family-owned business located in Birmingham, AL. McWane is one of the world's largest manufacturers of iron water works and plumbing products, and one of America's largest privately owned companies.
McWane, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world. At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products--including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products--manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, and build network switches and monitoring equipment. We are the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products. With more than 6,000 team members McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where we live and work.