Arpad Gregory Toth

Board Member

Wicomico Church – Northumberland, Virginia, and Richmond, Virginia - USA

[email protected]

Mobile: 703-608-8640

Arpad is a highly skilled business executive in electrical engineering. He managed and delivered exceptional results in performance, profits, and efficiencies in the USA and globally. For four decades, he held positions of Chairman, CEO, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Scientist, System Solutions Architect, and Business Development Executive in Fortune-100 [Nortel, Philips, Kodak, Circuit City], and mid- to small technology firms [GTSI, Alacera International, Powerwave, COMINT].  He also served as a civilian executive advisor at the Pentagon within the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Information Technology Agency (ITA) Office of the CTO.

Arpad is a skilled start-up business planner, value-driven innovator, and results-oriented executive ensuring that vision and strategy are aligned to customer needs and he delivered on realistic business and technical goals. He is a globally recognized expert in the fields of homeland/physical security protection and information technology; safe and smart cities; wired and wireless communications; digital image and video.  Arpad co-founded three high-technology start-up firms. His customers were in the global market of government and commercial sectors. Besides the U.S., he worked and led international efforts in Canada, the Netherlands, Austria, Middle East and North Africa.

Major accomplishments:

  • Pseudo-random signal generation for applying secure communications and random test signal applications for signal to noise ratio and data evaluation of modems. Published information formed the basis of a first-price award and winning thesis work at the Technical University of Budapest, Electrical Engineering Department (1970)
  • Invention of Fax-Modem, a digital interface between computer and facsimile machine (1975)
  • Three-point stochastic decision-making system for statistical communications of secure information transfer over telephone line (1977)
  • Invention of Intel-Visa intelligent wireless personal device for secure applications in financial transactions and personal identifications (e.g., drivers license, passport, medical ID, etc.) (1977)
  • Co-inventor of High-Definition Television system (HDTV) (1978)
  • Fiber-optic broadband communications to residential applications. First deployment of experimental systems in Toronto, Ontario Canada (1979)
  • Inventor of MOVIENET private and secure fiber optic transmission network based on laser projection system in theatrical motion picture applications (1980)
  • Evolution of broadband Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) (1980-1986)
  • Invention and first published paper on multi-resolution digital HDTV system for fixed and mobile digital applications (1987)
  • Invention of digital image communication systems including secure digital data hiding in high resolution image data. System formed the basis of advanced military, medical, industrial and several other digital image communication applications (1991-1998)
  • First global introduction of HDTV reception and TV systems via Circuit City retail super-stores in the USA (1998-2001)
  • First personal wireless applications in real-estate business transactions (2001-2003)
  • Invention of first-generation physical security protection systems using biometric technology and wired/wireless communications (2003-2009)
  • Invention of Smart Model Cities of the future. Resulting technology and system formed the basis of several programs for global applications (e.g., King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia, Diplomat City in Egypt, Smart High-Tech Communities in UAE, South Korea, etc), (2006-2013). Chairman of an international consortium INTEGUARD for implementation of developed systems
  • Modernization of military network infrastructure including cloud computing and broadband IP applications (2011-2013)

He concluded his PhD studies (without degree) and holds an MSEE in telecommunications, both from the University of Toronto, Canada. He earned Master of Education plus Management degree from the Technical University of Budapest. He also earned Electrical Engineering degree (summa cum laude) in Telecommunications from the same university. Arpad completed general management program at Harvard University (sponsored by Kodak) and Chief Security Officers (CSO) management program at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania (sponsored by GTSI).

Arpad is married to Agnes Toth for more than 50 years. They live in Virginia. Both are natives of Hungary and have lived in North America since 1974. Their son is Dr. Christopher Toth, a medical doctor specializing in trauma surgery in the orthopedic and podiatric fields at the Arizona Banner Health System. Previously he was chief of surgery at the State of Kansas Veteran Administration Hospital System. Chris and his family live in Phoenix AZ. He is married to Jessica S. Toth, HR Executive and they have two children Isabel and Laszlo. Isabel completed his BA at the University of Toronto, Canada and now attends the MBA program at the University of California San Diego. Laszlo studies chemical engineering also at the University of Toronto. Arpad is an avid gardener and photographer, enjoys family time and traveling globally with family and friends.