I'm Bob Rogers, Group Managing Director of the The JRD Group of Companies. We have a 30 year history, and have a philsophy of "Setting The Standard" for service in our areas of business, a commitment to both our clients, and the wider community through our involvement in Public Safety, and Education and Training.
Bob Rogers is the Group Managing Director of The JRD Group of Companies, which comprises JRD Communications Pty Ltd, JRD Rentals Pty Ltd, Brenal Nominees Pty Lrd, NX Digital 1, and Radio Systems Technologies Pty Ltd.
Bob is a founding Director, who trained at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he specialised in Radio Frequency and Electronic systems, and also has extensive experience in automotive electronic and management systems.
As JRD Group CEO he is responsible for overall management of the group, together with overseeing radio system design, RF site planning and the engineering management and co-ordination of major projects.
His areas of specialisation include synchronous simulcast, analog and digital trunked radio systems.
Past working history includes Plessey Australia and Vinten Communications, and he has served as industry delegate to the Interference Working Party of the Radio Consultative Council for the Australian Communications Authority (formerly Spectrum Management Agency).
Bob Rogers was involved with Standards Australia on revision of Australian Standard AS3516 (Siting of Radio Communications Facilities), continues to serve as a member of RMIT University's School of Engineering Associate Degree Industry Advisory Committee, is Chair of the Electrotechnology Industry Advisory Committee and has key involvement in industry training reforms.
He serves as Secretaryof the Australian Radio Communications Industry Association (ARCIA) and is engaged in the on-going development of that organisation.
He was involved in 2006 in CITT working groups resulting in the development of the Certificate IV in Telecommunications – Radio Communications.
Bob Rogers holds ACMA Accreditation under subsection 263(1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, was awarded the prestigious Radiocommunication Industry's Jonathan Livingston Seagull Award in 2005, and was appointed as an Associate of RMIT University in 2006.
He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) with membership of the following societies:
- IEEE Computer Society
- IEEE Education Society
- IEEE Communications Society
- IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
He is also a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the CEO Institute.
Bob Rogers is committed to education and training, having been involved in the area of program development since the 1990s, and serving on TAFE and University Industry Advisory Committees in an endeavour to improve course content through better awareness of industry needs. He is also the convenor of the Australian Radio Communication Industry Association’s Education & Training Sub-Committee.
He has spoken many times, at lectures and keynote presentations, of what he calls “The Passion”, a characteristic which he sees as the key distinction in students who will excel in their profession, and one readily acknowledged by his academic colleagues.
In the field of radio communications, many people entered through a passion for amateur radio, making their hobby their profession. The formula for distinction in the industry has long been a passion for radio communications.