Irving, TX – September 12, 2022 – EF Johnson Technologies, a leading solution provider of mission-critical communications technology for emergency responders, has announced the promotion of Jeff Ecker to the Company's executive leadership team as Vice President, System Operations and Joshua Billis to Vice President, System Sales. 

  • Jeff Ecker, formerly serving EFJohnson as a Program Manager, has successfully managed multiple complex P25 System and telecommunications implementation projects for the Company. Throughout his 40-year career, he has been involved with Public Safety, DoD, and fortune 500 companies. Jeff began his career serving in the United States Air Force. He received his MBA, Project Management Certification (CPM), and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Dallas. As Vice President, System Operations, Jeff will lead fulfillment and implementation operations for all customer system projects and dealer orders for ATLAS®, NEXEDGE®, and Kairos solutions. 
  • Joshua Billis, formerly Senior Director, Sales – Government Solutions, was a pivotal contributor to the system sales team's success on several high-profile government projects to include the recent ATLAS P25 system award in Delaware County, PA. Joshua holds a business degree from the University of Missouri. Through Joshua’s 25 years of experience in Public Safety and sales, he sat on Federal and State advisory boards dealing with communications and broadband, served as a Police Officer/Detective, Director of Emergency Communications, and a LMR sales leader. As Vice President, System Sales, Joshua will lead the strategic systems team, providing strategic capture leadership and tailored solutions to our customers. 

"As an ongoing commitment to strengthen our company, I'm excited to announce these two additions to our leadership team," said Duane Anderson, President, and CEO of EF Johnson Technologies. "I look for Jeff and Joshua's contributions to continue to help define EFJohnson as a transformative force in the industry while putting customers at the center of our business to drive smart, scalable growth."

About EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. 

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. is an independent subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, EFJohnson focuses on innovating, developing, and marketing the highest quality secure communications solutions to organizations whose mission is to protect and save lives. Customers include public safety and public service first responders, the federal government, and industrial organizations. The Company's products are marketed under the Kenwood brand. For more information, visit

About JVCKENWOOD Corporation

JVCKENWOOD is a global manufacturer specializing in Automotive and Professional System Solutions. It was reborn as one Company in October 2011 through the merger of Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and Kenwood Corporation (Kenwood) three years after management integration. JVCKENWOOD operates four business segments, Car Electronics, Professional Systems, Optical & Audio, and Entertainment Software with image, sound, and radio technologies, as well as infotainment and visual software. JVCKENWOOD creates excitement and peace of mind while aiming to achieve profitable growth and become a business group that is widely trusted by society. For more information, visit