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U.S. Cellular Names New England Sales Manager

U.S. Cellular has named Gerry Wilson as the new business area sales manager for the New England region, including the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Gerry Wilson will cover small and medium-sized businesses in New England.
Wilson directs the sales effort helping to deliver solution-based mobile technologies for New England small and medium-sized businesses, including mobile device management, machine-to-machine, internet of things (IoT) devices, telemetry and other types of wireless solutions.

Most recently, Wilson held leadership positions in the business and retail channels for IPCS Wireless, AT&T Wireless and Metro PCS/T-Mobile.

Swift Industrial Power Names New Project Manager

Swift Industrial Power has promoted Todd Oliver to the position of project manager, having previously served the company as a senior technician.

Oliver will manage Swift’s Telecom Market projects, interfacing with customers on project details and managing the technician workforce performing tasks in the field.

“This is a natural fit for Todd,” said David Gary, Swift Industrial Power General Manager. “Having previously served as a senior technician, Todd understands the daily workload of our staff in the field and has the tools necessary to complete projects effectively.”

Swift’s Telecom Market projects focus on servicing batteries for all telecommunication applications including fixed wire-line, wireless, broadband, customer premise/PBX, microwave, DSL, and fiber optic distribution.

Digital Bridge Names New Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer

Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC, a global communications infrastructure platform, yesterday announced the appointment of Jeffrey Ginsberg as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. Ginsberg brings more than 30 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience in telecom infrastructure and services, real estate and private equity.  For the last nine years, Ginsberg served as a Managing Director and Operating Partner at Mistral Equity Partners, a consumer-focused private equity fund. He was a member of the Investment Committee and helped lead the firm’s successful investment in the Canadian wireless distribution sector.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the Digital Bridge team,” said Marc Ganzi, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Bridge. “As we continue to grow, and help our family of companies do the same, Jeff’s understanding of telecommunications infrastructure and institutional investor experience will be invaluable. Having partnered with Jeff in the past, I know he will be a strong asset to our business.”

Garrett Levin Named NAB Deputy General Counsel

The National Association of Broadcasters announced Monday that Garrett Levin will join NAB as Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Policy on January 30. Levin will report to Rick Kaplan, NAB General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs.

Levin has been senior counsel to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) since July 2015, and was hired by the Senator’s office as counsel in 2014. His duties included providing policy advice on IP, telecommunications, antitrust and consumer protection issues. He previously was an international and domestic copyright policy attorney at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

AT&T Names Michael Wittrock as President of the Southeast Region

AT&T has named industry veteran Michael Wittrock as President of the Southeast Region. Wittrock will oversee the sales and operations for more than 8,900 employees, more than 600 AT&T-owned retail locations, and more than 3,700 national retail partners and authorized resellers across the Southeast region.

“Michael’s experience makes him ideal to advance our number one goal for our stores – the best customer experience,” said Brian Shay, President of Sales and Distribution. “He’s a proven leader within DirecTV and AT&T, and as a Marine Corps reservist, where he earned multiple awards and decorations, including one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal, four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medals, and two Combat Action ribbons. He is a natural choice to lead our operations in the Southeast.”

Scott Lewis Joins Eco-Site as Senior VP of Site Development and Operations

Eco-Site,, a North Carolina-based wireless tower and densification solutions company, announces the appointment of Scott Lewis to the position of senior vice president, site development and operations. Lewis brings more than 15 years of wireless infrastructure experience in his new role, most recently leading network engineering and deployment for American Tower.

Lewis is responsible for creating a single, consistent delivery experience for Eco-Site’s deployment, densification, colocation and operations functions. He draws on deep expertise in tower, distributed antenna systems and fiber deployment, with experience managing large scale acquisition and integration projects, and building national platforms.

“Scott’s technology and deployment acumen is a tremendous asset to our company,” said Eco-Site founder and CEO Dale Carey. “He will play a leading role as we develop the most valuable, scalable wireless infrastructure solutions for our clients with a seamless delivery experience.”

Lewis holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Alabama.

Family of Fallen Worker Sets Up a Funding Site for Expenses

Matthew Vukasovich of Corona in Riverside County, age 38, died last Wednesday installing an antenna in Chula Vista, California. He worked for Motive Energy and fell about 30 feet while working at a rooftop site.

Although paramedics rushed him to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, Matthew died from his injuries at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, according to the coroner’s office.

His family and friends have set up a GoFundMe account to cover medical and funeral expenses.  The funding site says it best: “we tragically lost a dad, husband, brother, son, and friend to a work-place accident.  Matthew was only 38.  We would greatly appreciate any immediate assistance in covering the costs of the funeral, memorial service, and other unexpected family expenses as he was the main source of the family income.”

 

 

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