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John W. George
President
Radiophone Engineering Inc.
Radiophone of NW Arkansas, Inc.

John purchased Radiophone Engineering Inc. from his father, Jon George, in 2008. Prior to Radiophone, John was a consultant in the Dallas office of international management consulting firm PDI. There he worked with Fortune 500 mid- and upper-level management in areas such as leadership, communication, administrative and interpersonal skill development. John has been with Radiophone Engineering, Inc. since 1997, acting as Vice President until March 2008, and now company President, overseeing all operations, business development and strategy. Company revenues have increased 600% over this period, helping the company win nine consecutive Motorola Pinnacle Club awards for sales excellence, including a top Motorola national sales growth award in 2003, a top Motorola national unit count award in 2004, and overall highest growth amongst Motorola’s largest volume U.S. dealers in 2008. The company also won Motorola’s inaugural Empower Circle Award for 2011, recognizing the manufacturer’s top 100 channel partners worldwide. John is a member of Motorola’s North American Channel Partner Advisory Council, a Motorola-nominated position given only to ten leaders in the thousands-strong Motorola Partner community. He is also an active member of the Ozarks chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO). John has a BA & MA in psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and an MBA from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Jon W. George
Controller
Radiophone Engineering Inc.
Radiophone of NW Arkansas, Inc.

Jon purchased Radiophone Engineering Inc. from his father, Urso George, in 1972. Prior to Radiophone, he was with North American Rockwell at Cape Kennedy, Florida, where he served as a Senior Propulsion Engineer for APOLLO space missions 1 through 12. He served as Radiophone's President from 1972 to 2008 and now serves as company Secretary and Controller. He was an inaugural member of the Motorola Inc. MSS National Advisory Committee, a Motorola-nominated position given only to top leaders in the service community, which he served two terms. Jon built out only the second 800-MHz Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) system in the country in 1982, a technology that would be the basis of the NEXTEL system almost 13 years later. Jon has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and an MBA from Stetson University in Deland, Florida.

Roy Coble
General Manager
Radiophone of NW Arkansas, Inc.

Roy began his career with Motorola Inc. in 1979 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He served as Zone Manager in the mid- to late-1980s, then as Senior Account Executive until his departure in 1992. After Motorola, he continued his land mobile radio sales career with an authorized dealer in NW Arkansas before taking a general management position with a national contractor supply company. Roy came to Radiophone Engineering, Inc. in 1998, which he helped launch Radiophone of NW Arkansas Inc. in Springdale. Since being at Radiophone he has moved the location to Lowell, Arkansas and has lead the team in excellence. His leadership and customer relations skills have made Radiophone of NW Arkansas a premiere land mobile radio sales and service organization. Motorola honored Radiophone of NW Arkansas as the Arkansas Dealer of the Year in 2004.

Mark Crowe
Sales Manager
Radiophone Engineering Inc.

Mark served as Zone Manager for Motorola Inc. during the 1980s before moving on to a St. Louis-area Motorola authorized dealer. As Sales Manager, he took this dealership to Motorola’s prestigious Pinnacle Club given for sales excellence. Over his 20 years selling Motorola communications products, Mark has won numerous Motorola and company sales awards for customer service and volume production. He has been with Radiophone since 1998.

Carter Brock
Senior Engineer
Radiophone Engineering Inc.
Radiophone of NW Arkansas, Inc.

Carter began his career with Radiophone Engineering, Inc. in 1975, where he has served in various technical capacities since he became a part of the team. He has helped the company exploit the rapid pace of technological change that started in the seventies with vacuum tubes and now extends into the new millennium with Voice over Internet Protocol and Internet Based Systems. Carter has also designed and implemented systems ranging from single dispatcher analog to multisided voice and data integrated public safety systems. Carter holds CETsr certifications in two-way communications and site infrastructure installation and grounding. Carter graduated from the College of the Ozarks with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

Paul Gibson
Service Manager
Radiophone Engineering, Inc.

Paul began his career with Radiophone in 2012, where he was brought on as Service Manager. He continues to grow his certifications and has been an asset since coming to Radiophone Engineering, Inc. Prior to Radiophone, Inc. he has worked in the on-air broadcasting, Consumer and Commercial Audio and Communications. He has been a Service Manager with CMC Corp, Circuit city, Best Buy and now Radiophone Engineering, Inc. Paul has always had an interest learning about radios, televisions and other devices worked. Paul attended Southern Illinois University on a scholarship in ’74 and ’75. He later attended John Logan and Kaskaskia community colleges in Southern Illinois.

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