Stephen (Steve) Nichols is the Director of the Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG). PTIG is a not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion and application of the Project 25 (P25) digital radio Standard for Land Mobile Radio technology. In December of 2013 Mr. Nichols retired from Thales Defense and Security, Inc. Mr. Nichols had been with Thales since 1997 leading business development activities for the company’s Project 25 radio product lines . He has more than 30 years of experience in the Land Mobile and Public Safety Radio Industries in various product development, marketing, and business development positions, having worked for Thales, its predecessor organization Racal, EF Johnson, Bendix King, Uniden, RELM, and Hy-Gain Electronics. He is a previous member of the APCO Commercial Advisory Board, and has represented numerous manufacturers at the TIA TR-8 standards meetings as well as Project 25 technology panels.