NetBoss Technologies, Inc. completes executive staffing

SEBASTIAN – NetBoss Technologies, Inc., an established supplier of network management software and service assurance solutions to network operators around the world, announced the completion of their executive staff today.

“I am thrilled that Dr. Julian Thomson and Rich Pappalardo have agreed to join Tim Keithahn and myself,” said Jim Odom President & CEO. “They have many years of experience accompanied by a wealth of knowledge, and we are happy to welcome them to the team.” Prior to NetBoss Technologies, Dr. Thomson served as CEO of CopperCom, a leading supplier of hardware and software systems for the U.S. voice-over-IP market.

As COO, and later CEO, he led the growth of the company by increasing revenues four-fold during his tenure.

He has over 25 years of telecommunications experience, including technical and senior management roles with GTE, Lucent Technologies, and Silicon Valley and Florida-based start-ups. Dr. Thomson brings this broad leadership experience to bear in his direction of product development, deployment, and support of NetBoss Technologies solutions for the global customer base.

Dr. Thomson graduated in 1984 from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and the DESY laboratory in Hamburg, Germany with a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics focusing on particle detector hardware design and software analysis of real time data.

Mr. Pappalardo has a diverse technical and business background in the communications industry accumulated while serving at Harris Corporation, Harris Stratex Networks, and Aviat Networks.

His responsibilities have spanned manufacturing and industrial engineering, software and hardware engineering management, project management, international business development, and sales.

With more than 15 years of Operational Support System experience covering telecommunication and data networks and multiple generations of the NetBoss product line, Mr. Pappalardo has played a major role in developing the business, which now covers hundreds of projects deployed in more than 60 countries.

Mr. Pappalardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering and master’s degree in Industrial Operations from Bradley University.

Dr. Thomson is currently a resident of Tampa and will be relocating to Vero Beach. Rich Pappalardo is a resident of Merritt Island. Both will work out of the new corporate headquarters in Sebastian.

About NetBoss Technologies, Inc.

NetBoss Technologies provides advanced network management and service assurance solutions that significantly reduce our customers’ network operations and maintenance costs while improving the quality of services they deliver to their end-users. The company has more than 200 installations worldwide addressing an array of industry segments including: telecom, utilities, broadcast, transportation, government & public safety, and defense. NetBoss Technologies is an active TeleManagement Forum member, and supports open standards-based solutions and practices. Visit us at

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