Rick Pommet

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Rick Pommet

Chief Technology Officer

Richard Pommet, Chief Technology Officer 

Mr. Pommet has forty four years of professional experience in the telecommunications industry.  Mr. Pommet is President of Nelson Communications, one of the oldest and most experienced consulting firms of its kind in the Northeast. Nelson consultants provided consulting and project management services to over 2,000 organizations in higher education, health care, medical research, business and government. Nelson Communications core expertise is the design of high performance voice, data and video information transport systems. Nelson Communications is one of four companies licensed to provide telecom consulting and design services by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under statewide ITS43 contract. Nelson prides itself on its history of successful, complex project experience with the most demanding organizations.

Mr. Pommet is fluent in engineering and architecture and works closely with the client, architect, engineers and installer firm / contractor as a team. He has the ability to discuss and fully understand the technology needs and desires of the client, and then in turn, develop those defined needs and desires into competitively biddable installation and construction documents. He possesses the technological knowledge and business insight to define needs, solve problems and properly plan and complete successful projects. Mr. Pommet’s greatest strength is his ability to synthesize all the moving parts into a coherent deliverable.


  • Telecommunications Cloud Computing
  • Campus network infrastructure and fiber optic
  • Structured high performance building fiber and copper cable systems design
  • LAN/MAN/WAN applications including OC3, T1, ISDN, MPLS and Fiber Optics
  • IP Telephony Migration Strategies
  • Schematic Design through Construction Administration
  • Diverse project management skills from conception to acceptance


Mr. Pommet attended Wentworth Institute. Mr. Pommet began his telecommunications in the early 70’s installing Code-a-phone answering machines, an emerging technology at the time. He has continued his education ever since through active participation in consultant liaison programs and courses offered through Avaya, Cisco, Verizon, Mitel, NEC and other technology leaders.


Mr. Pommet has consulted to the telecommunications trade for decades. He was an active adviser to John Chambers, CEO of Cisco and previously to Siemens AG in Germany and to NEC, having journeyed to Japan to provide insight and expertise on various NEC product launches in US.

Mostly recently, Mr. Pommet helped develop an RFP for NJEdge, a $100 million fund  to support a custom high speed internet infrastructure for advanced telecommunications and networking technologies linking 45 public and independent higher education institutions including 3 public research universities, 9 state colleges and universities, 19 community colleges, and 14 independent universities with a public mission.


MEMBER – Building Industry Consulting Service International

MEMBER – National Fire Protection Association International

MEMBER – Commonwealth of Massachusetts ITS-43 Certified

ASSOCIATE – Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

RECIPIENT – of the 2007 Honor Award for Telecommunications Infrastructure Design Excellence from the Boston Society of Architects for New Research Buildings, Woods Hole Oceanographic


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