Connie Aasen retires, Bob Irving inspires and ExteNet acquires

In Daily News Briefs by Wireless Estimator

Well-known and talented marketing professional Connie Aasen has retired from Sabre Industries as the company’s Vice President of Marketing, a position she held for five years during one of the company’s greatest growth periods.

Connie Aasen

Connie Aasen

Her roots with the company go back to 2001 when she was hired as the multi-discipline firm’s marketing manager.

As a member of its trade show committee, Aasen was also instrumental in advancing the National Association of Tower Erectors’ annual conference to its  premier position it enjoys in wireless infrastructure events.

Former Trade Show Committee Chairman Ken Meador agrees.

“Her skillsets in marketing, sales, advertising, and her creative organizational skills were boundless for the committee’s success for many years. I’ve personally relied upon her objectivity and she was a joy to work with,” said Meador who retired last April from Pharos Marine Automatic Power, Inc. and TWR Lighting.

Irving promoted to Legacy’s president
Industry veteran Robert (Bob) Irving has been promoted to President of Legacy Telecommunications, Inc. headquartered in Burley, Wash.

Bob Irving

Bob Irving

Irving, 62, has served as the Vice President of Operations for the wireless infrastructure, RF solutions, standby power and remote services firm since 2001, and has inspired company workers to embrace work site safety.

He had previously worked as the engineering manager for an international engineered wood products firm. He has focused the bulk of his career on commercial construction and remote construction logistics. His experience includes commercial construction projects across the Western US, Alaska and the Pacific Rim.

“Bob is a seasoned executive with the wireless and management experience we need to continue our stable pattern of growth. His steady hand has earned the respect and admiration of clients, employees, vendors and competitors alike”, said Jim Tracy, Chairman of the National Association of Tower Erectors, who will remain as the CEO of Legacy.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead team Legacy as we mobilize to enhance our position as the wireless service firm of choice across the Western U.S. In the short-term, we will focus on competing with the highest quality in the marketplace and continuing the long tradition of safety that Legacy is known for,” said Irving.

ExteNet Systems acquires Telecommunication Properties
ExteNet Systems, Inc., a leading provider of distributed networks (DNS) enabling advanced cellular and wireless connectivity, has announced the acquisition of Dallas-based enterprisecommunications infrastructure solution provider Telecommunication Properties, Inc. (TPI).

Jimmy Chiles

Jimmy Chiles

The TPI management team will be integrated into ExteNet’s Indoor DNS business unit. In addition, Jimmy Chiles, TPI’s President and co-founder, alongside others on TPI’s management team, will be investors in ExteNet going forward. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“The combination of ExteNet and TPI extends our leadership position in the Indoor DNS wireless space,” said Ross Manire, ExteNet’s President and CEO. “TPI’s deep roots in Indoor communications infrastructure solutions, with a focus on sports and entertainment venues and Class A properties in the United States, combined with ExteNet’s track record of proven success in delivering superior wireless connectivity across indoor and outdoor environments, will result in a powerful combination poised to deliver significant benefits to our customers, employees and investors.”

“This is a milestone in the continued growth of ExteNet as a leading player in the rapidly expanding distributed networks and indoor small cell markets,” added Marc Ganzi, Chairman of the Board of ExteNet. “ExteNet remains laser focused on serving the communications needs of our customers and strengthening our industry leading position, while maximizing value accretion for our investors. We continue to look at opportunities for additional value creation.”