SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2014) - Lilee Systems, the leading provider of advanced wired and wireless communication products, solutions and services for the transportation industry, today announced the appointment of Lele Nardin as Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Nardin will serve on the executive leadership team and report to Chief Executive Officer Jia-Ru Li, Ph.D. 

Nardin brings proven engineering and business leadership to Lilee Systems. In his role he will focus on growth in existing and new market segments consistent with Lilee Systems service offerings.

"Nardin joins Lilee at a critical time in the company's history," said Norm Mineta, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and member of the Lilee board of trustees. "We look forward to having his extensive technical knowledge and business expertise as we strengthen Lilee's position in the marketplace." 

Nardin is a recognized networking industry expert with a more than 25 year history of delivering products and platforms to market. Prior to joining Lilee Systems he was Vice President of Engineering at PLUMgrid and Vice President of Engineering at Ericsson Silicon Valley, where he led their global engineering teams. He spent fifteen years at Cisco as Vice President and General Manager achieving multi-billion dollar annual revenues while leading some of the company's most profitable business units.

"Having worked with Lele at Cisco I've seen firsthand how his technical expertise and business savvy help customers get products to market" said Jia-Ru Li, CEO of Lilee Systems. "He will be instrumental in helping us achieve growth in key sectors as Lilee continues to strengthen its position in the market."

"This is an exciting time to be joining Lilee Systems," said Nardin. "Jia-Ru and his team of innovators have done some exciting things in the transportation industry. I look forward to bringing my skills and expertise to their leadership team as we begin to penetrate other market segments with our products." 

Nardin received a master's degree in electrical engineering with honors from the University of Padua, Italy.

About Lilee Systems
Founded by a team of leaders in the wireless industry and headquartered in California's Silicon Valley, Lilee Systems is the leading communications vendor focused exclusively on delivering the most reliable products and solutions to the transportation industry. Lilee Systems' founders have extensive backgrounds in wireless communications, mobile networking, and are active participants in standards bodies defining next generation networking and wireless architectures. Lilee Systems' leaders have been voting members of IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi, 802.15 WPAN, and 802.16 WiMAX for many years and have extensive experience in software-defined radio (SDR) technology. By leveraging these core competencies in radio frequency (RF) systems and networking, Lilee Systems has developed the TransAir PTC-3000 product family of 220 MHz radios, CMU-2100 communications management units, WMS-2000 wayside unified communication platform, and LMC-5500 mobility controllers to offer a complete end-to-end interoperable radio communications network. For more information, please visit

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Tami Kurth
Lilee Systems
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