SignalQuest co-founders to speak at their alma mater

SignalQuest-Logo-HomeThe college Seminar Series on Entrepreneurship presents a talk by the Bates alumni who co-founded the New Hampshire high-tech sensor development firm SignalQuest at 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Based in Lebanon, N.H., SignalQuest develops smart inertial sensors and microsystems for wireless devices that detect and record motion, tilt, shock and trauma. These devices are used for event detection, asset tracking and power management.

Both members of the Bates Class of 1998, Whitmore Kelley Jr. and Alyssa Vitalis co-founded SignalQuest after furthering their educations at Dartmouth College.

Kelley is the chief executive officer. He formerly worked as a product engineer for Analog Devices’ Micro-Machine division in Cambridge, Mass. He conducted research and business development activities at American Healthcare, a health services company in China, and worked in manufacturing and testing at Berkshire Corporation, a leading manufacturer of critical environment products for the semiconductor industry. Kelley received bachelor’s degrees in engineering from Bates and Dartmouth.

Vitalius is chief operating officer for SignalQuest. She has consulted in the areas of corporate identity, communication and culture, as well as employee relations, compensation and knowledge management. Her consulting clients have included RCN Corporation, a leading telecommunications company in New Jersey, and she advises start-up and early-stage companies in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She attended the Tuck Business Bridge program at Dartmouth and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Bates.

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