Rick’s professional experience includes over 29 years in the wireless communications industry. The past 17 years have been focused on Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). Rick has been heavily involved in technical sales, engineering services, system deployment, customer support, and business development. He has successfully and repeatedly developed cohesive technical sales, systems design, and implementation organizations focused on wireless communications opportunities. Rick has conducted business globally, having deployed nationwide wireless networks on three continents (North America, South America, and Asia) and held positions throughout the US and Mainland China. In early 2002 Rick formed Longent LLC to capitalize on an under-served, yet rapidly growing wireless opportunity which includes design and deployment of Distributed Antenna Systems. At Longent, Rick leads a rapidly growing organization which provides engineering, implementation, and systems management services to all of the major wireless operators and a multitude of end-user customers. Rick has developed strong working relationships with leading equipment vendors including Corning, Commscope, ADRF, and SOLiD.
Rick is an international presenter on Cellular, PCS, and Advanced Messaging Systems. Mr. Youngbar has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and has completed post-graduate business coursework at Florida International University.