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Coaxial Cable Expert Witness

Expert Witness No.2276



Extensive knowledge and senior management experience in CATV, fiber optics, SONET based telecommunications, broadcast / broadband video, construction, engineering, operations, customer service, maintenance, turnkey project management, research and development.  Offering strong skills in management with team leadership, training, capital and expense budget control, organizational development, and marketing and sales support.  Proficient in contract negotiations, project management, and system reliability improvements

Professional Experience

Director of Engineering
January 2008 - Present
Developed and implemented products for the telecommunications industry. Including concept of design and managing a highly skilled group of Senior design engineers for international product development. Provided quality control measures for manufacturing facility in Miami, Florida to ensure products meet national and international standards. Develop and deploy customer training and development programs.

July 2001-Present
Supplying custom consulting services to the telecommunications industry. Specializing in economical system upgrades, fiber optic design, contract negotiations, and construction services. Offering support to MSO'ôs and equipment manufactures for future services, Expert Witness Testimony with experience in State and Federal cases.  Detail experience in Cable TV Franchise Support Services, CATV/HFC Design and Mapping Services, Headend Design Services, Headend Wiring & Certification, and Project Management Services for CATV/HFC Upgrades and Rebuilds

Vice President of Engineering and Construction
June 2000-June 2001
Developed, implemented and managed all aspects of engineering, design, construction, program management, and network operations in the AT&T Atlanta Region. Staffed and directed a skilled group of over 350 employees. Worked closely with operations and marketing to develop and refine a comprehensive product launch for VOD, digital video, High Speed Data Services and Digital Telephone Service. Responsibilities included managing all capital expenditure of 250 million dollars annually. Evaluated and selected appropriate technology solutions to meet business requirements.

Vice President of Engineering
1999-May 2000
Developed launch plans for video, telephone, VOD, and HSD services. Responsible for all aspects of engineering, fiber optic deployment, and video systems in the Atlanta Region. This team designed, engineered, constructed and installed 40-distribution hub sites in 12 months. Over 1 million feet of fiber optic cable was designed, installed, tested and activated within 13 months. Services activated include VOD, Digital Video, Telephone and High Speed Data Services.
Vice President of Network Services
1995 - 1999
Responsible for all aspects of CATV, telephone, and HSDS Engineering, Telephone Operations and Installation, Company wide Technical training/ Environmental Health & Safety Training and Fiber Optic Operations for Media 1 in the Atlanta market. Established Company methods and procedures for 250+ million in revenue and 550k subscribers, Developed engineering and construction specifications for Hybrid Fiber Coax deployment of telephone, CATV, and Data services

Vice President of Network Services
1992 - 1995
Developed and implemented business plan for telephone based alternate access competition in the Atlanta market.  Established company from $0 revenue in 1992 to over $12 million in revenue in 1995.  Provided senior management for all network operations, SONET and asynchronous engineering, construction, monitoring, surveillance, and installation.  Researched industry trends, products and network architecture to implement deployment of dedicated non-switched SONET network, offering DS0, DS1, DS3, OC-N, frame relay, transparent LAN, and cellular transport services.  Coordinated and planned service deployment with marketing and sales.  Assisted in customer sales calls with technical support and recommendations.  Negotiated public and private right of way.

Executive Director of Engineering
1984 - 1992
Directed all aspects of technical operations and engineering.  Responsible for staff of 200+ employees, including Chief Engineers, Engineers, Service and Maintenance Technicians, and support staff.  Developed and effectively managed capital and operating budget and monthly P&L variances.  Improved system reliability and established compliance to exceed all NCTA & F.C.C. technical and customer service standards.  Developed and implemented initial and continuous training programs for engineering and operations.  Developed strategic plans for departmental implementation of new and existing products and services to increase cash flow from below 40% to above 55%.

Maintenance Manager
1980 - 1984
Coordinated technical operation in multiple franchise areas.  Tested and approved all construction activity during the initial CATV deployment in Atlanta, East Point, College Park, North Fulton County, and Alpharetta.  Deployed microwave broadband technology to twenty hub sites and supplied service to 150,000 subscribers.  Responsibilities included F.C.C. proof of performance testing, CLI compliance, plant maintenance, F.C.C. filings, I-Net maintenance, etc.

Education and Experience 

1990 - 1991 Oglethorpe University Numerous courses and studies
1979 - 1980 Elkins Institute Electronic and Electrical Engineering
1977 - 1978 Lanier Tech Electrical Engineering

Professional Memberships and Achievements

Federal Communications Commission - First Class Radio Telephone License (GC)

SCTE (Society of Cable Television Engineers)
(Previous President and Chairman of the Chattahoochee Chapter Society of CATV Engineers)

Currently Serving on the Board of Directors for a TV Station

ONI - Digital Networks Training Completion

Inducted into the SCTA Tower Club in recognition of demonstrated leadership in the CATV industry in 1993

NCTI Graduate in 1980

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