ProfileMr. Lougee is Principal at 5 x 9 Communications, a full service consultant to the LMR Industry. He was previously Vice President of Icom America, Inc, Bellevue, Washington. He joined Icom in 1991. His divisions have experienced rapid growth in people, products, distribution and revenue. He started Icom America Systems as an enterprise within the Land Mobile Division to provide turn key systems for dealers and end users. Mr. Lougee is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a degree in business. He served as a pilot in the USAF, receiving an Air Medal for combat operations. He held executive positions with 3 other companies, including IBM, prior to joining Icom. He is active in the Wireless Industry as an advocate for his client's position on spectrum issues, including re-banding. He contributes articles to industry publications regularly and has testified before the FCC. Mr. Lougee resides with his wife in Napa California.