Meet The Team
Packet Digital’s leadership team draws on deep expertise in the management of engineering, manufacturing, research and development, operations and finance in the wireless and semiconductor industries.
Terri Zimmerman, CEO
With more than 20 years of experience developing, incubating and commercializing new technologies, Terri has raised more than $500 million in capital to launch new products and services within global markets.
Her experience as a C-level executive includes Great Plains Software, Wamnet and Dakota Technologies. Terri has led the Packet Digital team since 2013 and the Botlink team since 2015. She was appointed to a state economic development board by the Governor of North Dakota, and is serving as chair of The Research Institute for Autonomous Systems at the University of North Dakota.
Andrew Paulsen, CTO
Chief Technical Officer Andrew Paulsen has been a key technical leader, developing new products and technology for Packet Digital. Andrew has extensive research, testing and product development expertise with power management technologies. Andrew also leads the embedded software team and works closely with the engineering teams on services projects and unmanned aircraft and solar products.
Board of Directors
Packet Digital’s board of directors brings years of experience from a wide variety of industries to help guide and shape Packet Digital’s direction.
Patrick H. Sweeney is the President and CEO of Fargo Jet Center and Weather Modification. Weather Modification, Inc., is a worldwide atmospheric research and cloud seeding company conducting business in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South America and North America.
Sweeney also formed Ice Crystal Engineering, LLC, which is the largest producer of cloud seeding pyrotechnics in the world. Sweeney was awarded the 2001 Business Innovator of the Year award, and the North Dakota Exporter of the year in 2002 by the Governor of North Dakota.
Dr. John Cook
Dr. Cook has spent the last 21 years as an Associate Professor at North Dakota State University teaching. Through his past experiences of teaching industrial engineering courses such as work design, integrated industrial information systems, and healthcare management engineering, John has a wide range of expertise in the engineering industry.
Jeff Jonson has been an entrepreneur and business owner for over 30 years, and is one of Packet Digital’s original board members. He is one of the founders and owners of Rainbow Energy Marketing Corporation (REMC), which has been marketing wholesale and retail electricity, natural gas, and asset management services across the United States, Canada, and Mexico for over 23 years. Jeff is also CEO of RC Energy S. de R.L. de C.V., with offices in Monterrey and Mexico City. He owns over a dozen other businesses, including propane distribution, an oil company, commercial and industrial real estate, ranching, and development projects in the U.S. and Canada. He serves on numerous committees and boards, including the Board of Directors for Friends of Shiloh Christian School in Bismarck, N.D.