SOURCE: Lilee Systems

Lilee Systems

June 21, 2011 09:00 ET

Lilee Systems Names Former Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta to Board of Directors

Mr. Mineta Joins the Lilee Systems Board to Provide Proven Leadership and Guidance as It Addresses Rail Industry Demand for Reliable Radio Communications

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - Lilee Systems, the leading provider of advanced communication systems designed exclusively for the railroad industry, today announced that former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta has joined its Board of Directors. In his role, Secretary Mineta will bring his leadership and guidance to Lilee Systems as it addresses the demand for flexible and reliable radio communications in the rail industry.

Norman Mineta served as the Chairman of the House Transportation and Public Works Committee from 1992-1994 after having chaired the Subcommittee on Aviation and the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation. He was the primary author of the groundbreaking ISTEA legislation -- the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. In 2000, Mineta was appointed as the United States Secretary of Commerce. In 2001, he was appointed Secretary of Transportation where he served until 2006. He is currently Global Vice Chairman at Hill & Knowlton.

"I am looking forward to actively contributing to and supporting the growth of Lilee Systems with our Positive Train Control (PTC) efforts for the rail industry," said Mineta. "Reliable communication systems are critical to successful deployment of PTC and I believe that with our strong Silicon Valley experience and technology we are in a position to help the industry meet the 2015 deadline."

"We are privileged to welcome Secretary Mineta to our Board of Directors," said Jia-Ru Li, CEO of Lilee Systems. "He brings with him a distinguished career in public service as well as his ongoing advocacy for the technology industry. We are confident that he will be instrumental to our continued growth and success."

Lilee Systems also today introduced its TransAir PTC family of products, the only end-to-end industry-compliant positive train control (PTC) communication system to assist rail companies in achieving their safety goals. Please go to for the related release.

About Lilee Systems
Founded in 2009 by a team of leaders in the wireless industry and headquartered in California's Silicon Valley, Lilee Systems is the leading communications vendor focused exclusively on delivering the most reliable products and solutions to the railroad industry. Lilee Systems' founders have extensive backgrounds in routing and switching and are active participants in the standards body defining next generation networking and wireless architectures. Lilee Systems' leaders have been voting members of both 802.11 WiFi and 802.16 WIMAX for many years and have extensive experience in software-defined radio (SDR) technology. By leveraging its core competencies in radio frequency (RF) systems and networking, Lilee Systems has developed the TransAir PTC-3000 product family of 220 MHZ radios, communications management units, and mobility controllers to offer a complete end-to-end interoperable radio communications network. For more information, please visit

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