Don Griffis, Principal Product Manager, L3 Harris Technologies
- Don Griffis is a Principal Product Manager at L3Harris Corporation. Don is the product manager of the industry’s first family of converged LMR / LTE devices, the XL portable portfolio. The XL line of portable radios are ATT, FirstNet Ready, and Verizon Approved. The XL portable family is L3Harris most successful public safety portable product and continues to gain market share. Don actively engages with first responders and other members within the public safety market to find new and unique ways to adapt his product to enhance their user experience.
- Don has over a quarter century in the public safety land mobile radio industry and has played an integral role in APCO 25 standards while employed at L3Harris and Motorola. Don began as a software engineer and work his way to software architect. He then went on to manage P25 software teams. His engineering background was also well suited for his years as a system engineer, where he developed radio systems. Throughout his career, Don has obtained several rf communications patents. Don is an avid supporter of interoperability and standards-based communications. He also is an alternate technical member of the National Fire Protection Association standards committee.
- Don has been an amateur radio operator for over 46 years. It was his early love of communication and helping during disasters that led him into his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University in 1990 and a career in land mobile radio communications. Don is active in his community through his work with the Knights of Columbus. Don is married with two children and resides in Lynchburg, Virginia. Don is an avid backpack hiker, climber and outdoor enthusiast.