President and Chief Executive Officer
Tom Ayers leads ABB’s Tropos Wireless Communication Systems, and was the President and CEO of Tropos Networks prior to its acquisition by ABB. Since joining the company in 2008, he has provided the visionary leadership to establish the company as a leader in reliable, high-performance, private wireless networks for industrial markets. The cornerstone of Tom’s leadership is to focus the company’s resources on delighting our clients, which has led to the current campaign of “Customers Trust Tropos”, featuring the stories of many of our utility, energy, mining, transportation, and public sector customers who have successfully deployed wireless networks featuring Tropos’ patented RF mesh products.
Tom joined Tropos from Blue Coat Systems, where he was the vice president of worldwide field operations. He helped lead the company through a significant market transition which resulted in over 3,000 new customers, number-one market share and company profitability. Prior to Blue Coat, he led enterprise and SMB sales organizations for the McAfee Security division of Network Associates. Before that, he held senior management positions with Sequent Computer Systems, Amdahl, and IBM. Tom graduated from The University of Texas at Austin where he received a BBA degree in business administration.