Team Biographies


Doug Milner
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Milner brings to Telular over 30 years of experience leading growth companies in both the private and public sectors. In his role as CEO, Mr. Milner leverages his strong engineering and business expertise across a range of industries to strategically poise Telular for further growth in the M2M market. Most recently, Mr. Milner served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), a manufacturer of uninterruptible power systems and modular infrastructure solutions for data centers and other business operations where system up-time is considered mission critical.

Prior to Active Power, Mr. Milner served in senior leadership roles at Aquilex Corporation, Xerium Technologies, and Invensys plc. Mr. Milner received a bachelor's degree in Physics from Ohio Wesleyan University, and both a master's of Science in Electrical Engineering and a master's in Business Administration from Duke University.


Bill Steckel
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Steckel has over 30 years of financial and operations leadership experience, primarily in electronics and controls related businesses. Mr. Steckel brings a comprehensive background in accounting, finance, systems and lean operations to his leadership roles. Most recently, Mr. Steckel was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (NASDAQ:GLDD), a global engineering and construction company. Prior to Great Lakes, Mr. Steckel owned an advisory firm assisting high growth, startup and turnaround companies undergoing significant change. His earlier career included senior financial and general management roles at St. Jude Medical, Invensys plc and CTS Corporation.

Mr. Steckel earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Industrial Administration) at Iowa State University and his Master of Business Administration from Western Illinois University. He is also a CPA.


Henry Popplewell
Chief Commercial Officer, IoT Telematics

Mr. Popplewell has over 25 years of operational experience and over 20 years in the trucking industry, with a proven track record of driving revenue growth and improving customer loyalty. In his role at Telular, Mr. Popplewell leverages his IoT knowledge and experience integrating recent acquisitions under the SkyBitz business to drive trailer tracking, local fleets, petroleum logistics and telematics operations. Since joining SkyBitz in 2009, Mr. Popplewell tripled sales by reinventing the company's go-to-market strategy with the first-ever subscription service for trailer and asset management in the industry. Under his direction, SkyBitz launched the industry's first Customer Experience organization that focused on the entire customer lifecycle to proactively ensure world class customer satisfaction.

Mr. Popplewell is renowned as an industry thought leader and heavily sought after for speaking engagements at conferences and events. Mr. Popplewell holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania.


George Brody
Chief Commercial Officer, IoT Security & Automation

Mr. Brody joined Telular with more than 20 years of experience in business-to-business marketing and global commerce. In his role as President of Telguard, he provides strategic expertise in building revenue, brand equity, and customer service.

Prior to Telular, Mr. Brody joined Quiet Water Associates after serving as vice president of marketing for Evolution Networks Inc., a venture-backed, early stage telecommunications company. He also served as vice president of sales and marketing for Philips Electronics N.V. Communications & Security Systems. He was part of the management team that formed BURLE industries, which was acquired by Philips. As vice president of worldwide marketing, he helped establish BURLE as a major player in the global electronic security market. Mr. Brody began his career at RCA and holds a B.S. in Commerce and Finance from Wilkes College and an M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University.


Chris Bear
SVP, Products

Mr. Bear brings over 30 years of experience to his role as Senior Vice President of Product Development at Telular. Before coming to Telular, Mr. Bear was the engineering lead for MeshNetworks, which was acquired by Motorola in 2004. Here, he led product development activities for the successful wireless technology startup, directing a team of engineers to create products addressing the municipal WiFi and public safety broadband markets.

Prior to Motorola, Mr. Bear founded Clear Focus Consulting. The company’s projects focused on point-of-sale systems and mobile banking services. Mr. Bear received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada and an M.B.A. from Emory University in Atlanta.


Jerry Deutsch
SVP, Operations

Serving as a senior vice president, and with over 30 years of senior level management in the technology market, Mr. Deutsch oversees all manufacturing, product planning, material control, quality control, sustaining and test engineering.

Before joining Telular, Mr. Deutsch spent over 20 years at LogiMetrics, Inc., where he held the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer, directing a staff of 70 employees with responsibilities including: electrical/mechanical engineering, production and material control, purchasing and accounting. Mr. Deutsch holds a patent on Microband Multiwave Synthesizers. He received his BSEE from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and his MSEE from New York University.


Shawn Welsh
SVP, Product Line Management and Marketing

A 20 year veteran of the wireless industry, Mr. Welsh, Senior Vice President of Product Line Management and Marketing for Telular, is responsible for the Company's numerous IoT product lines and growth strategies. Prior to Telular, Mr. Welsh was responsible for business development, product management and product development teams at both startups and Fortune 500 companies including Motorola, SkyTel and MeshNetworks.

Since joining Telular, Mr. Welsh has spearheaded numerous initiatives including the Company's home automation strategy, the introduction of a managed service business model for Telular’s product lines, and the creation of new consumer IoT products. Mr. Welsh is an active member of Telular's industry associations and is a recognized leader that often presents at events on issues that affect their industries. Mr. Welsh received his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Mississippi College and an MBA from the Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business.

Press Releases & Awards


  • Telguard’s HomeControl Flex solution is the winner of the 2015 IoT Evolution Connected Home and Building Award
  • Arlo Wire-Free Video System Supported by Telguard Wins the 2016 ESX Innovation Award
  • SkyBitz Local Fleets Wins the 2016 ESX Innovation Award
  • SkyBitz Wins 11thAnnual 2016 IT World Award in IT Products and Services for Transportation
  • SkyBitz Wins 2016 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award
  • SkyBitz Receives 2016 IoT Evolution Asset Tracking Award