Fred Niehaus is a Technical Marketing Engineer for the Wireless Networking Business Unit at Cisco Systems, Inc. Fred has extensive customer contact and is responsible for developing and marketing enterprise class wireless solutions using Cisco Aironet and Airespace Series Wireless LAN products.
Fred has actively participated in some of Cisco's largest Wireless LAN deployments in education and retail with such customers as the New York Board of Education and the Home Depot stores.
In addition to live deployments, Fred has also served as technical editor for several Cisco Press books including the Cisco 802.11 Wireless Networking Reference Guide by Toby J. Velte and The Business Case for Enterprise-Class Wireless LANs by David Castaneda, Oisin Mac Alasdair and Christopher Vinckier.
Prior to joining Cisco's Wireless Networking Business Unit, via the acquisition of Aironet, Fred worked as a support engineer for Telxon Inc. supporting some of the very first wireless implementations from customers such as Wal*Mart, Ford, Hertz Rent-A-Car and others.
Fred has been in the data communications and networking industry for the past 20 years and holds a Radio Amateur (Ham) License "N8CPI". Between 1983 and 1995, prior to joining Cisco, Fred was a senior technical support engineer for Tecmar Inc. one of the first companies to offer aftermarket products for the Apple and IBM Personal Computers.
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Fred served as a commissioned Police Officer for several Ohio communities including Warrensville, Highland Hills, Hudson, Peninsula and Streetsboro and was a member of the City of Cuyahoga Falls Ethics commission.
Collects vintage acoustic guitars and is an amateur "Bluegrass" musician - Guitar, Mandolin.