9 April 2020
Anokiwave appoints VP/general manager of Aerospace & Defense portfolio
Anokiwave Inc of San Diego, CA, USA – which provides highly integrated silicon core chips and III-V front-end integrated circuits for millimeter-wave (mmW) markets and active antenna-based solutions – has appointed William ‘Bill’ Nevius as VP & general manager of its Aerospace and Defense portfolio.
Nevius will lead the firm’s strategic defense accounts and build on the long history of partnerships in the community to expand its reach into the market with enabling technology for SatCom, radar, electronic warfare (EW), comms and space applications.
The appointment comes at a strategic time for Anokiwave with what it describes as tremendous opportunities for growth in this market by leveraging the advances of mmW commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) silicon commercial technologies into aerospace & defense systems. Anokiwave has been providing mmW solutions to the A&D market for more than 20 years and, with Nevius joining, the team will have a more strategic focus in further expanding and bringing value to the defense community.
Nevius joined Anokiwave in March and brings 30 years of experience in the advanced defense systems industry. Prior to joining Anokiwave, he held positions at Ball Aerospace as director C3I, director business development, advanced systems manager, and program manager. Anokiwave reckons that Nevius’ background as a naval aviator and defense industry executive brings a deep insight and personal experience of the needs and workings of aerospace & defense markets.
“Bill is a recognized leader in the aerospace and defense industry and is already exposing Anokiwave to new opportunities and customers,” says chief operating officer Carl Frank. “Bill’s engineering education, military operations, procurement experience, and successful industry leadership will serve Anokiwave well in his new role of refining and expanding our push into aerospace and defense markets.”
Nevius holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (US Air Force Academy) and master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering (US Naval Postgraduate School). He graduated from the US Naval Test Pilot School and Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). Nevius holds an international patent on a sensor technology for biotechnology applications.