JON S. GILBERT
Founder, President & CEO
First and foremost, Jon Gilbert is a pilot, which is how Blue Sky Network began. From his Cessna 414A, Jon saw the need for a complete, reasonably priced satellite communication solution for all aviation owners and operators. Blue Sky Network was founded and soon expanded to deliver GSM, satellite, and dual mode communications systems to any business that must track assets and be in constant contact with staff, no matter where in the world they may be.
As the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Jon provides the strategic direction for Blue Sky Network in its mission to meet the safety and business needs of the aviation, marine, and land mobile markets with affordable, state-of-the-art, global communications hardware, software, and services.
In addition to being a pilot, entrepreneur, and leader of several highly successful organizations in the communications space, Jon is a CPA with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in accounting from UCLA.
Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President, Lillie Cheung is the operations officer at Blue Sky Network. All departments including Technology, Marketing, Sales, and Operations report to her. She is also an integral player in the development of company strategy, policy, and long range planning.
Lillie began her career in New York City working as an internal auditor for a national retail chain, and then in finance management for a Swiss banking institution. Following her move to Boston, Lillie spent five years in operations for an international medical supply company. Over the course of her career, she has held similar management roles at both smaller start-up organizations as well as larger, established companies, and also founded a successful accounting and consulting practice that provided business and financial strategy to both profit and non-profit organizations. Lillie has been with Blue Sky Network since 2004.
Lillie has a Bachelor's in accounting from Baruch College in NYC, and was elected to the Board of Directors of Boston Main Street.
Vice President of Engineering, San Diego
Heng Wang leads the development of Blue Sky Network's proprietary communication software that integrates satellite modems, microprocessors, and GPS receivers.
Throughout his career, communications technologies have been a constant, starting in 1981 when he designed software and firmware for avionics instruments deployed on aircrafts. He next served as Senior Design Engineer at TV/Com International, supporting the development of compression/encryption technology for digital satellite video and data broadcasting, and then was Director of Advanced Technology for InfoGation, developing software and firmware to support interfaces with Motorola, Ericsson, Nokia and Siemens cellular phones.
Heng has a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from Chung Yuan University in Taiwan, and a Master's in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University.
WADE E. WORTHINGTON
Vice President of Software Development
Wade has assumed the critical role of leading the Blue Sky Network “best-of-breed” back end web portal SkyRouter. He is responsible for the architecture, design and implementation of this most important product as well as all other Blue Sky Network software including mobile application development. He heads a talented staff of developers in our headquarter office in La Jolla, California.
Since joining Blue Sky Network, Wade has been leading the transition of our customers from our time tested original SkyRouter to the new and completely revamped New SkyRouter which is built on a solid Microsoft SQL platform. His successful mentoring has made NSR a rock solid platform. He has also helped redesign our server architecture to insure the highest level of security and reliability possible. His significant architectural and design experience along with considerable coding experience in many programming languages and databases has proven his valuable contribution to Blue Sky Network.
Prior to joining Blue Sky Network, Wade had more than 12 years of software development experience in retailing and manufacturing business process management at ECRM/Thumbprint LLC.
Wade has a Bachelor’s in Computer Information System from Kent State University in Ohio. He is also a credentialed Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in .NET frameworks and SQL Server. In addition he is Microsoft Certified IT Professional for Database Administration.
Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Paul Duran leads the Sales and Marketing teams at Blue Sky Network. He also provides the leadership role in Product Development initiatives and strategy around customer driven solutions.
Paul brings over 15 years of hi-tech sales, marketing, and business development experience to Blue Sky Network. He has worked for both start-up and large corporations such as Netlist, Luxtera, AMCC, Rockwell, Comstream, and Motorola. Paul's experience spans industries ranging from high speed physical layer devices, enterprise memory products, and switching power supplies to digital satellite set-top receivers.
Paul has a Bachelor's and Master's in Electrical Engineering from MIT and a Master's in Business Administration from ASU.