Mr. Nadeau has over 35 years’ experience in engineering, engineering management, product line management, and technical product marketing.
From 1985 to 1995, he held increasing levels of responsibility in the development of various communications systems, including architecture definition, requirements definition, vendor oversight, customer interface, test planning, system integration & test, and field deployment, mainly involving large communication satellites.
From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Nadeau was responsible for managing R&D and product development activities for TRW’s line of Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)-based multi-chip modules used in millimeter-wave broadband wireless access equipment. In this position, he managed a team of 20 engineers in a broad range of activities including basic semiconductor technology development, GaAs chip design, millimeter-wave multi-chip transceiver module development, and technical proposal writing. In this capacity, he was successful in capturing commercial contracts worth in excess of $20 million for TRW.
Mr. Nadeau joined Escape Communications in 1998, providing consulting services to the broadband wireless access equipment markets. In this capacity, he specialized in broadband wireless access system architecture, requirements definition, product definition, technical marketing and regulatory issues. In 2000, Mr. Nadeau joined Malibu Networks, a Venture-backed startup company developing an OFDM-based broadband wireless access system. As Director of System Engineering, he was responsible for building a system engineering team to provide system architecture definition, system requirements definition, and performance analysis. He was also responsible for managing all integration & test activities (30+ engineers) as well as managing product qualification.
In August of 2001, Mr. Nadeau re-joined Escape Communications to provide engineering management for all of Escape’s hardware projects. Mr. Nadeau is responsible for all overseeing all aspects of product hardware and software development, including electronics circuit design, PCB design, mechanical design, prototype fabrication and assembly, integration and test, and product verification. He leads the team that has developed the modem hardware for mmWave applications and serves as the primary program manager for the defense market modems.
Mr. Nadeau received his BSEE (1985) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his MSEE (1987) from the University of Southern California.