Co-Founder and industry pioneer Ron Peterson to retire effective July 1, 2020
ATLANTA. – June 30, 2020 – Blueprint RF, a Cox Business company, announced today two new executive appointments as the company pursues continued growth and celebrates the retirement of its CEO and founder, Ron Peterson. Jady West, an industry veteran with Cox Business/Hospitality Network, will assume the role of Vice President of Hospitality for all of Cox Business’s hospitality operations while Blueprint RF co-founder, James Tubo, will directly manage the Blueprint RF business overseeing its operations and serving as its Vice President.
With accountability for both Cox Business/Hospitality Network and Blueprint RF, Jady West is responsible for driving continued sales development and growth, strategic planning, cross-functional alignment, budgeting, and planning for the government, gaming and lodging industries.
“Ron, James and Blueprint RF have been instrumental in driving hospitality innovation over the past two decades,” said Jady West, vice president of hospitality, Cox Business. “The success is evident in the fact that Ron and James built the business from a start-up to servicing hundreds of thousands of hotel rooms. We wish Ron the best as he prepares for his next stage in life.”
As a Blueprint RF co-founder and certified network engineer with relationships across leading hotel brands, James Tubo is uniquely positioned to take on the vice president role at Blueprint RF. Mr. Tubo also founded NetSource, a network integration and consulting firm where he explored the early uses of wireless technology, as well as AireWaves, a wireless ISP and networks integration company. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, and holds Cisco Engineering Certifications, including CCDA, CCNA.
“Ron’s legacy of sharing our company’s success with employees will continue to live on,” said Tubo. “We never could have built this business to what it is today without Ron’s leadership. We will strive to continue his devotion to the business, our employees, and our community.”
Ron Peterson’s three decades of experience includes his role as CEO of Interstate America/eXitSource, where he guided the start-up to become a multi-million dollar GIS-based (Global Information Systems) business creating travel related points-of-interest (POI) databases for navigable mapping companies. He began his career with Construction Market Data where he led sales teams and opened regional offices throughout the country. Ron’s passion for networking and connectivity blossomed in 2003 with StayOnline, ultimately bought by Sonifi Solutions, where Ron grew the business to service 280,000 rooms. After founding Blueprint RF with James Tubo in 2010, and competing with more than 200 other providers, Ron and the Blueprint RF team earned their way to become Marriott’s largest provider of manager WiFi solutions. Furthermore, the Blueprint RF team became certified partners with Hilton, IHG and Hyatt solidifying Blueprint RF as a top three provider of managed WiFi solutions to hotels in the U.S.
About Blueprint RF
Blueprint RF supplies a full range of network solutions to the hospitality and travel industry with proprietary solutions and services that integrate technology to heighten the guest experience. Blueprint RF is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Communications, Inc., who also owns Cox Business, its B2B business division, and is the largest private telecommunications provider in the U.S. For additional information on Blueprint RF, visit www.blueprintrf.com.
About Cox Business
The commercial division of Cox Communications, Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for more than 355,000 small and regional businesses nationwide, including health care providers; K−12 and higher education; financial institutions; and federal, state and local government organizations. The organization also serves most of the top-tier wireless and wireline telecommunications carriers in the U.S. through its wholesale division. For more information, please visit www.coxbusiness.com.