President & CEO
Paul is responsible for the expansion of Futurecom’s business and overseeing the complete operation of the business.
Prior to joining Futurecom in March of 2014, 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 that 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 Bachelor's of Science in engineering physics from Queen’s University.
Senior Director - Product Engineering
Dave is responsible for overseeing Futurecom’s Product Engineering Teams. In this role Dave is responsible for new product introduction including working with Customers, Business and Product development to quantify and deliver innovative solutions to expand Futurecom’s footprint in the public safety incident management marketplace.
Prior to joining Futurecom in July 2015, Dave was principal consultant and owner of Solutions Leadership Inc. for 6 years. In this role Dave led a number of organizational change projects, including the definition, development and deployment of a national Network Configuration Management Database and process for one of Canada’s Largest Wireless Carriers. The end result being a tool and process which captured the the design and AS-Built of LTE, HSPA and xWDM infrastructures. Previously Dave spent over 20 impactful years in various Product and Management roles including Manufacturing, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Product Definition at Motorola in Canada, U.S.A. and U.K.
Dave is a member of the PEO and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Ryerson University.
Mayada Almeida leads the finance department for Futurecom, producing all financial statements and reports for Futurecom Management and McWane corporate. She is also responsible for all HR activities.
Mayada graduated from Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario with a diploma in Business Administration – Accounting.
Mayada has accumulated over 21 years of experience in the accounting field, in a variety of positions for a Top 5 Accounting firm and public accounting practices. She also had her own bookkeeping company for over 17 years.
Mayada has been a contributing member of the Futurecom team since 2008.
Peter Burnside (P.Eng.)
Senior Account Manager
Peter Burnside has been involved with radio communications since graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario. Peter has worked in systems engineering, software design, and product marketing for Motorola Canada and MDSI. For the past fifteen years, Peter has been focusing on the use of mobile repeaters to enhance emergency radio communications. Peter has helped over 500 police and fire departments across North America successfully deploy this technology.
Manager - Marketing & Sales Operations
Mark Townson joined Futurecom in 2007 as a Sales Account Manager. In 2012 Mark was named the Manager - Marketing and Sales. Prior to joining Futurecom Mark worked for Kaval Wireless Technologies and Powerwave Technologies in various sales and marketing roles focusing on public safety distributed antenna systems.
Mark oversees all aspects of Futurecom’s marketing efforts, including branding, public relations and partner relationships.
Mark is a graduate of Seneca College.
Adam Kolanski (M.Sc, P.Eng.)
Director – Production Engineering
Adam Kolanski is responsible for Futurecom’s production engineering including product validation, factory automation and product functional testing. Adam has developed functional and performance qualification strategies for Futurecom solutions. Adam manages the Support team who provides both technical and field support assistance to customers
Prior to joining Futurecom in 2000, Adam spent 15 years as Chief Engineer with Sinclair Technologies. Adam holds a Masters of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology and holds a Professional Engineers accreditation from the Province of Ontario.
Nick Beck (BA.Sc, P.Eng.)
Director – Systems Engineering
Nick Beck is responsible for designing and implementing Futurecom’s custom RF Coverage Extension Solutions. Nick oversees all aspects of large RF coverage solution deployments including initial design, commissioning and coverage testing.
Nick is one of the first employees to join Futurecom in 1991. Prior to Futurecom Nick held engineering roles with Motorola Canada and GE Mobile Radio.
Nick is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is a registered engineer in the Province of Ontario.