Executive Management

Giovanni P. Tomasi
President / Chief Technology Officer

Giovanni Tomasi is the founder of RSL Fiber Systems and is responsible for the company strategic vision, the business expansion, and the new technology development programs.  He entered the fiber optic industry in 1982, leading projects that include the development and qualification of fiber optic cables for military ships, for coal mines, for the Space Station, and for remote source lighting.  In 2001 Tomasi formed Skyler Technologies Inc. to focus on the formation of businesses in optics and advanced illumination systems. Skyler is majority owner of RSL.  Skyler also identifies and assists Italian entrepreneurs to introduce their innovative technologies into the US Department of Defense.

Giovanni is the principal investigator on a U.S. Navy funded SBIR program developing Laser based illumination systems and has extensive experience in transitioning DoD technologies into the commercial sector. An avid supporter of American manufacturing and of technical schools, Giovanni serves on the board of the Connecticut Technology Council and has been a long-time member of the Steering Committee of the Three Rivers Community College Photonics Program.  Giovanni holds a Bachelor degree in Physics with a minor in Mathematics from Fairfield University and Electrical Engineering with graduate work in solid state devices from the University of Connecticut.

Billie Jo Mitchell
Vice President, Manufacturing 

Billie Jo Mitchell manages RSL’s production and manufacturing operations for both military contracts and commercial applications. She is responsible for integrating Continuous Improvement principles into the manufacturing process. She successfully obtained RSL’s ISO registration. With more than 20 years of experience in the fiber optics industry, Billie Jo has held positions in engineering, sales and service areas.  She holds a degree in business administration from Eastern Connecticut State University, and a professional certificate from The Light Brigade in Fiber Optic Design, Installation and Maintenance course.  In 2011, Billie Jo was nominated by the Connecticut Technology Council’s Women of Innovation Award which recognizes innovators and leaders in the technology profession. 

Linda T. Tomasi
Chief Operations Officer

Linda Tomasi is responsible for overseeing the company’s quality and compliance programs, contracts and legal affairs, sales and marketing, and administrative matters. She has over 30 years experience in organizational effectiveness and regulatory compliance. She has diverse experience in several regulatory environments including nuclear, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and defense.  Prior to joining RSL Fiber Systems, as Senior Director for Pfizer Inc, she led quality, regulatory compliance and continuous improvement for the company’s Global Research and Development Informatics organization and later Quality and Process Improvement for its consolidated Worldwide Technology group. Linda also has considerable experience in the effective integration of processes and tools as a result of mergers and acquisitions.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University, and a Master of Science degree from Steven’s Institute of Technology. 








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