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Future Technologies Continues Energy Market Development with West Texas Office Expansion and Technology Showcase

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Future Technologies Continues Energy Market Development with West Texas Office Expansion and Technology Showcase
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Future Technologies Continues Energy Market Development with West Texas Office Expansion and Technology Showcase

2024-06-14 19:40 Last Updated At:19:51

SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 14, 2024--

Future Technologies Venture, LLC (“Future Technologies”), a North American Lead System Integrator, has established its presence in the West Texas oil region since introducing a dedicated office there last month. This week, members of the Future Technologies team were on-site for a ribbon cutting to mark the official opening of the Midland, TX office. The network solution provider observed the achievement by hosting a technology showcase and networking event at for local oil & gas customers, as part of its 2024 Living Lab Road Show series. Hosted alongside ecosystem partners Nokia, Cambium Networks, and SEMTECH/Sierra Wireless, the event provided customers with a deep dive into the fundamentals of private cellular networks, fixed wireless access solutions, and LoRaWan, with live demonstrations of applicable use cases, such as Connected Worker, Remote Expert, Computer Vision and IoT Sensors.

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“We’re seeing significant growth in private cellular in the Oil & Gas industry – the nature of its operations, paired with remote environments and the need for common sense use cases, namely safety and connected worker, makes it the perfect candidate for a Private 5G Network,” said Dave Rumore, Chief Revenue Officer, Future Technologies. “We have been supporting our expansion into this market, and the company’s overall growth trajectory, by strategically adding key personnel in recent months.”

Placed at the helm as Branch Manager of the new Midland office is Alex Barber, a U.S. Army Veteran who has been with Future Technologies for over a decade. First joining as a Field Services Technician and eventually working his way up to Construction Manager, Mr. Barber is now applying his 12+ years of experience to lay the Future Tech foundation in the Southwest region.

“Future Technologies has been delivering solutions for customers in this region for a number of years, but having a physical location here definitely lends itself to more efficiencies, in terms of local manpower and inventory,” said Teri Maher, who joined as Vice President of Sales in March of this year. Teri brings 13+ years of sales experience, with over 10 years dedicated to offering end-to-end industrial wireless communication solutions in key vertical markets, specifically Oil & Gas. The company also welcomed Sriharsha Ogoti as Vice President of Operations, who will be driving delivery for these large scale private cellular deployments, and Dallas-based Sandeep Chandwani as a Senior Solution Architect, who brings 15+ years of network infrastructure design experience.

The Midland, TX office was established to support energy customers, specifically with operations in the Permian, DJ, and Powder River Basins. The office will be a home base for local Communication Technicians, Fiber Technicians, as well as Tiger Teams (break/fix). In addition to an inventory of products and parts, the Midland branch will offer a host of services including:

Interested in learning more about how Future Technologies can support your enterprise’s network transformation? Contact sales@futuretechllc.com. Future Technologies also offers Virtual and In-Person Tours of its Intel-sponsored Private 5G Living Lab located at its Atlanta, GA-based headquarters. Request a Tour today

About Future Technologies

Future Technologies Venture, LLC is celebrating its 25 th year in the industry, starting out as a Satellite Integrator in 1999 and growing into its current position as a Lead System Integrator (LSI) supporting Fortune 5000 and Federal Government Clients. Future Technologies specializes in the assessment, planning, design, implementation, and support of innovative communications solutions for vertical markets – Manufacturing, DoD, Utility, Oil & Gas, and Transportation. Future Technologies maintains a strong concentration on emerging standards such as 5G, 4G, Private LTE, WIFI, SCADA and Automation technologies. Future Technologies has also invested into a Living Lab at its Atlanta-based headquarters to provide a showcase of Private 5G solutions, Edge Computing/MEC and, most importantly, industry specific use cases, such as Connected Worker, Instrumentation Connectivity, Remote Worker, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality, Asset Health, Inventory Management, Computer Vision, IoT Sensors, Robotics and other solutions. To Request a Virtual or In-Person tour of the Living Lab please contact: Request a Tour or visit futuretechllc.com

The Future Technologies Living Lab Road Show in West Texas - June 12, 2024. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Future Technologies Living Lab Road Show in West Texas - June 12, 2024. (Photo: Business Wire)

A ribbon cutting to mark the official opening of Future Technologies' Midland, TX office (L to R: Gary Hill, Nelson Barber, Will Hurlburt, Alex Barber, Aaron Barber, Dave Rumore, Teri Maher, Val Sciortino) - June 11, 2024. (Photo: Business Wire)

A ribbon cutting to mark the official opening of Future Technologies' Midland, TX office (L to R: Gary Hill, Nelson Barber, Will Hurlburt, Alex Barber, Aaron Barber, Dave Rumore, Teri Maher, Val Sciortino) - June 11, 2024. (Photo: Business Wire)

HONG KONG (AP) — A top Chinese university fired a professor on Monday, a day after a graduate student accused him of sexual harassment on social media in a rare public allegation and posted recordings as evidence, drawing widespread support.

The woman, who identified herself as Wang Di, said she is studying in a doctoral program at Renmin University of China’s School of Liberal Arts. She posted a 59-minute video on Sunday on the Weibo social media platform in which she said her supervisor, an ex-vice dean and former Communist Party representative at the school in Beijing, physically and verbally abused her.

She also said that for more than two years after she rejected him, he assigned her many tasks, scolded her and threatened that she would not graduate. She also posted audio clips which she said were evidence of the harassment. In one, a man could be heard trying to kiss a woman, who kept saying, “No, no, teacher.”

“At this moment, I can no longer endure it and have nowhere to retreat, so I am speaking out,” she wrote. She demanded that the professor be punished and a new supervisor be appointed for her. She wore a mask in the video, but held up an identification card.

Her post drew 2.2 million likes as of Monday evening, with many users leaving comments in support of the student.

Renmin University said Monday it concluded that the complaints against the professor were true following an investigation. In addition to sacking him, it also revoked his party membership and reported the incident to authorities in accordance with the law, it said in a statement on Weibo.

It said the academic had “seriously betrayed the original mission of teaching and educating” and that his acts violated party discipline and school rules.

The professor did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

After the university announced its decision, the woman's post on Weibo disappeared.

The Associated Press does not generally name people who say they are victims of sexual harassment unless they publicly identify themselves.

In China, public accusations of sexual harassment have become rare in recent years following an uptick during a brief #MeToo movement that was swiftly snuffed out by the government. The ruling Communist Party views powerful social movements as a potential threat to stability and its hold on power.

In June, a Chinese journalist who promoted women’s rights as part of the #MeToo movement was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of incitement to subvert state authority, according to her supporters.

In one of the most high-profile cases, former Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai disappeared from public view after accusing former high-level official Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault in 2021. Her accusation was quickly scrubbed from the internet and discussion of it remains heavily censored.

People past near the logo for Renmin University outside the main campus in Beijing, Monday, July 22, 2024. A PhD student at Renmin University, one of the top universities in the country, accused her supervisor, also party secretary and vice dean of School of Liberal Arts of molesting her and taking revenge after being rejected, and threatening not to let her graduate. The university has responded saying it will launch an investigation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

People past near the logo for Renmin University outside the main campus in Beijing, Monday, July 22, 2024. A PhD student at Renmin University, one of the top universities in the country, accused her supervisor, also party secretary and vice dean of School of Liberal Arts of molesting her and taking revenge after being rejected, and threatening not to let her graduate. The university has responded saying it will launch an investigation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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