Lisle, IL (PRWEB) May 17, 2010
ExteNet Systems, Inc., a leading North American network infrastructure provider, announced hiring Steven Kingwell as Vice President, Network Engineering and Implementation, a new position. Kingwell, with over 20 years of experience in tower and wireless telecommunications engineering, operations and sales, will manage ExteNet Systems’ network design and deployment in both indoor and outdoor locations.
Kingwell comes to ExteNet Systems from American Tower Corporation, where he served for eight years in several positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently he was Senior Vice President, Site Leasing Management. In that post, Kingwell was responsible for site leasing and sales activities associated with over 20,000 company assets throughout the United States, including the firm’s Distributed Antenna System portfolio.
“Steve Kingwell is a strong leader who is highly experienced in all aspects of network design, development and operations. His deep technical knowledge, combined with his ability to bring projects to completion on time and within budget, will be a major asset to ExteNet Systems and its customers,” said Oliver Valente, Chief Operating Officer of ExteNet Systems. “We look forward to benefiting from his management and design expertise as we continue to expand our distributed antenna networks throughout North America.”
Prior to American Tower, Kingwell was Vice President, RF Engineering and Site Development for AT&T Wireless, where he led a team of 300 employees and contractors in designing, building and managing fixed wireless projects in a dozen markets across the U.S. During his tenure, Kingwell and his team successfully built and launched over 300 fixed wireless sites in a 12-month period.
In addition to his experience at American Tower and AT&T Wireless, Kingwell served in engineering and executive positions with Sprint PCS and BC Tel Mobility. At Sprint, he helped lead the expansion of its PCS networks throughout the northeastern and southeastern U.S. as well as Michigan, Ohio and Washington State. He began his career at BC Tel Mobility in Vancouver, Canada, working in various engineering and network operations posts.
Kingwell, a native of Canada, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, and an M.B.A. degree from the University of British Columbia. He serves on the board of directors of the By Your Side Autism Center in Burr Ridge, IL, as well as the board of trustees of the Cambridge Montessori School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
About ExteNet Systems
ExteNet Systems, Inc., designs and builds wireless infrastructure and maintains open wireless networks that provide carrier-class solutions to support in-building and outdoor wireless services across North America. ExteNet Systems uses flexible distributed network antenna architectures that support all frequency bands and technologies.
ExteNet Systems’ strategic and tactical deliverables for customers include Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks, picocells, Network Operations Center capabilities, Radio Frequency-over-HVAC, battery backup, and design and network engineering.
The company's in-building networks - often featuring the use of patented iDuct® technology - provide an economical solution to coverage problems in a wide range of indoor environments, including high rise offices, residential/mixed use buildings, health care centers, and university campuses.
Founded in 2002, the company is made up of veteran network infrastructure professionals from the corporate, carrier, engineering and regulatory sectors. Executive offices are located in suburban Chicago’s I-88 high-tech corridor. For more information visit http://www.extenetsystems.com or email DAS@extenetsystems.com.
“ExteNet” is a registered trademark of ExteNet Systems, Inc.