About Catalyst

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Since the company was founded in 1997, Catalyst has emerged as a market leader in providing Radio Control over IP solutions to the mobile radio industry. We are an innovator in Radio Control over IP technology, serving public safety, government, energy, transportation and other commercial needs throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

Our mission is to make critical communications easy, accessible, and reliable. To achieve this goal, we use our expertise in IP networking, radio systems, intelligent control of mobile radios, and intuitive interface technologies to design products that will connect first responders, energy workers, government agencies, and other critical communicators when it matters most. Catalyst service and support services are also designed for critical communications, including professional 24/7 technical support, field support, and software update services.

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Catalyst is a privately held corporation physically located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, headquartered in Forest, Virginia, with a second engineering facility located in Blacksburg, Virginia. This part of central Virginia provides the best of both worlds - a pleasant, rural setting and the resources to support a modern high technology organization.

Working Environment

Catalyst fosters a highly charged working environment that encourages innovation and dedication. Catalyst personnel work closely with our customers, business partners, and local research institutions to create leading edge solutions with superior quality. We are a family-friendly company, offering flextime, an attractive benefits package, and other support mechanisms. Catalyst participates in a number of community service and charity events and is a proud sponsor of the Forest Youth Athletic Association.

Personnel & Management Team

Catalyst personnel build upon decades of experience in land-mobile radio and other wireless communications systems, software development, and computer technologies to create new solutions for the dispatch market. Senior company officials have held positions in engineering and product development at Ericsson and AT&T. Catalyst personnel hold bachelor and graduate engineering degrees from Universities such as Virginia, James Madison, Virginia Tech, and Southern California. Catalyst employees also hold graduate business degrees and liberal arts degrees from institutions such as the University of Vermont, Boston University, Lynchburg College, Florida Atlantic University, and Park College.

Robin Grier

President President Robin has thirty years of experience designing, marketing, and implementing critical wireless communications systems.  He has been president of Catalyst since 1997 and previously worked for Ericsson (now Harris) and TRW (now Northrop Grumman).

Mike Schools

Vice President of Engineering: Mike has thirty-five years of experience in the design and development of distributed networked communication solutions for both data and voice applications. He has led Catalyst’s technology development in Voice over IP solutions since 2005 and previously worked for General Electric and Union Switch and Signal.

Chris Worsham

Manager of Operations and Customer: Service Chris has been implementing Catalyst solutions for Public Safety, Federal, Utilities, Education and other agencies since 2006.