John Mezzalingua

CEO and Chairman, JMA Wireless

John Mezzalingua

Speaker Bio

John Mezzalingua is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of JMA Wireless (JMA), which he founded in 2012.A disruptive force in the wireless industry, JMA makes the world’s most advanced software-based 5G platform (XRAN), which it designs, codes, and manufactures in the United States. With this revolutionary technology, JMA is at the forefront of the shift to interoperable network infrastructure (OpenRAN) and is helping to restore U.S. wireless technology leadership at a critical time in the transition to 5G.


Based in Syracuse, NY, JMA has multiple locations throughout the United States and Europe, employing more than 1,000 people worldwide. In Spring 2022, JMA will open an advanced 5G Manufacturing Campus in downtown Syracuse, which will span a full city block and create more than 200 new, high-value technology manufacturing jobs. Prior to JMA, John spent twelve years as CEO of PPC, a manufacturing company of technology products for the cable TV industry, which he sold in 2012. John and his wife, Kimberly, cofounded the John and Kimberly Mezzalingua Family Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation that works to strengthen educational and economic opportunities for Syracuse families.


Since 2014, John has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Manlius Pebble Hill School, an independent, non-sectarian, pre K-12 private school in Dewitt, NY. In 2019, John joined the Provost Board at Villanova University. John earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. Lawrence University. He and Kim have four children and reside in Skaneateles, NY.