Aero Wireless Group Welcomes Edward Bieging Vice President of Utility Relations

Aero Wireless Group Welcomes Edward Bieging Vice President of Utility Relations

BOULDER, June 24, 2020 – Aero Wireless Group, a leader in innovative wireless infrastructure solutions, names utility industry veteran Edward Bieging to Vice President of Utility Relations. Bieging will be responsible for leading the company’s national expansion to support utility providers and municipalities in their small cell initiatives and deployments.

“Ed is an outstanding addition to our Aero Wireless Group team as he brings deep utility industry experience and knows what it takes to deliver client success,” said Jim Lockwood, CEO of Aero Wireless Group. “As Aero continues our rapid growth to support wireless operators, utility providers and municipal leaders, Ed’s leadership in managing small cell permitting and dual-use streetlight programs will accelerate Aero’s ability to support customers.”

Bieging joins Aero Wireless Group from Xcel Energy, where he most recently managed the company’s small cell dual-use streetlight program allowing wireless operators to collocate on one of Xcel Energy’s 187,000 street lights. He led internal teams to develop an approval, design and construction process to allow carriers to quickly deploy small cell sites with minimal disruption in the rights-of-way.

Throughout his 36-year career at Xcel Energy, Bieging has held leadership positions in customer service, outdoor lighting and assisted in the coordination of Xcel Energy LED street light change-out programs. Bieging’s tenure at Xcel Energy exposed him to many different aspects of the inner workings of utility providerssuch as construction, design, customer service teams, government relations, and business development.  

“I am honored to join the Aero Wireless Group team and build on the solid foundation developed with utility clients. Aero is perfectly positioned to help clients navigate the small cell infrastructure ecosystem and transform their businesses for a better customer experience and to compete in the 5G marketplace,” stated Edward Bieging, VP of Utility Relations, Aero Wireless Group.

About Aero Wireless Group

Aero Wireless Group is a leading innovator of smart infrastructure solutions and services for over 20 years. The group comprising of Aero Solutions, Aero Smart Communities and Comptek Technologies, enables wireless operators, utilities and technology providers to expedite deployments in communities and major cities. To learn more about the innovative solutions Aero Wireless Group is bringing to your community, visit www.aerowirelessgroup.com.

BOULDER, June 24, 2020 – Aero Wireless Group, a leader in innovative wireless infrastructure solutions, names utility industry veteran Edward Bieging to Vice President of Utility Relations. Bieging will be responsible for leading the company’s national expansion to support utility providers and municipalities in their small cell initiatives and deployments.

“Ed is an outstanding addition to our Aero Wireless Group team as he brings deep utility industry experience and knows what it takes to deliver client success,” said Jim Lockwood, CEO of Aero Wireless Group.

“As Aero continues our rapid growth to support wireless operators, utility providers and municipal leaders, Ed’s leadership in managing small cell permitting and dual-use streetlight programs will accelerate Aero’s ability to support customers.”

Bieging joins Aero Wireless Group from Xcel Energy, where he most recently managed the company’s small cell dual-use streetlight program allowing wireless operators to collocate on one of Xcel Energy’s 187,000 street lights. He led internal teams to develop an approval, design and construction process to allow carriers to quickly deploy small cell sites with minimal disruption in the rights-of-way.

Throughout his 36-year career at Xcel Energy, Bieging has held leadership positions in customer service, outdoor lighting and assisted in the coordination of Xcel Energy LED street light change-out programs. Bieging’s tenure at Xcel Energy exposed him to many different aspects of the inner workings of utility providerssuch as construction, design, customer service teams, government relations, and business development.  

“I am honored to join the Aero Wireless Group team and build on the solid foundation developed with utility clients. Aero is perfectly positioned to help clients navigate the small cell infrastructure ecosystem and transform their businesses for a better customer experience and to compete in the 5G marketplace,” stated Edward Bieging, VP of Utility Relations, Aero Wireless Group.

About Aero Wireless Group

Aero Wireless Group is a leading innovator of smart infrastructure solutions and services for over 20 years. The group comprising of Aero Solutions, Aero Smart Communities and Comptek Technologies, enables wireless operators, utilities and technology providers to expedite deployments in communities and major cities. To learn more about the innovative solutions Aero Wireless Group is bringing to your community, visit www.aerowirelessgroup.com.

BOULDER, June 24, 2020 – Aero Wireless Group, a leader in innovative wireless infrastructure solutions, names utility industry veteran Edward Bieging to Vice President of Utility Relations. Bieging will be responsible for leading the company’s national expansion to support utility providers and municipalities in their small cell initiatives and deployments.

“Ed is an outstanding addition to our Aero Wireless Group team as he brings deep utility industry experience and knows what it takes to deliver client success,” said Jim Lockwood, CEO of Aero Wireless Group.

“As Aero continues our rapid growth to support wireless operators, utility providers and municipal leaders, Ed’s leadership in managing small cell permitting and dual-use streetlight programs will accelerate Aero’s ability to support customers.”

Bieging joins Aero Wireless Group from Xcel Energy, where he most recently managed the company’s small cell dual-use streetlight program allowing wireless operators to collocate on one of Xcel Energy’s 187,000 street lights. He led internal teams to develop an approval, design and construction process to allow carriers to quickly deploy small cell sites with minimal disruption in the rights-of-way.

Throughout his 36-year career at Xcel Energy, Bieging has held leadership positions in customer service, outdoor lighting and assisted in the coordination of Xcel Energy LED street light change-out programs. Bieging’s tenure at Xcel Energy exposed him to many different aspects of the inner workings of utility providerssuch as construction, design, customer service teams, government relations, and business development.  

“I am honored to join the Aero Wireless Group team and build on the solid foundation developed with utility clients. Aero is perfectly positioned to help clients navigate the small cell infrastructure ecosystem and transform their businesses for a better customer experience and to compete in the 5G marketplace,” stated Edward Bieging, VP of Utility Relations, Aero Wireless Group.

About Aero Wireless Group

Aero Wireless Group is a leading innovator of smart infrastructure solutions and services for over 20 years. The group comprising of Aero Solutions, Aero Smart Communities and Comptek Technologies, enables wireless operators, utilities and technology providers to expedite deployments in communities and major cities. To learn more about the innovative solutions Aero Wireless Group is bringing to your community, visit www.aerowirelessgroup.com.

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting Approves Comptek Technologies’ CityPole®

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting Approves Comptek Technologies' CityPole®

Infrastructure Engineered to Match the Diverse Los Angeles Cityscape

BOULDER, Colo. (February 20, 2020) – Comptek Technologies, a leader in smart poles and wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced that the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting approved Comptek Technologies to build integrated smart poles for the City of L.A. The Comptek CityPole® integrates street lighting, supports and conceals wireless telecommunication equipment, and future IoT applications in one pole system.

Comptek Technologies ensures the CityPole® for Los Angeles blends with the architectural, lighting and aesthetic qualities of the city. In addition, the design is adaptable to the integration of new technologies that support the progressive vision of Los Angeles to be a sustainable and connected city.

About Comptek Technologies

Comptek Technologies, an Aero Wireless Group company, is a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of innovative wireless infrastructure solutions. The company enables the deployment of small cell technologies. Comptek is recognized nationally for CityPole® smart poles, aesthetic shrouding solutions and full product life-cycle support. The company’s solutions meet the technical requirements of wireless operators and utilities while preserving the aesthetic qualities and character of communities. The company is headquartered in Boulder, CO, with offices throughout the US.

Media Contact:                    
Kristie Kidder
Aero Wireless Group
(303) 549-2604

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Xcel Energy Selects Comptek Technologies’ 4G/5G CityPole® for Dual-Use Streetlight Program

Xcel Energy Selects Comptek Technologies’ 4G/5G CityPole® for Dual-Use Streetlight Program

BOULDER, Colo. (Jan. 23, 2020) – As the number of mobile users increases, wireless telecommunication carriers around the country are moving quickly to expand their wireless networks. CTIA estimates more than 800,000, 4G and 5G small cell sites are on the horizon for the U.S., which will result in new infrastructure included in the protected community right-of-way. Comptek Technologies, a leader in smart poles and wireless infrastructure solutions, announced its CityPole® was selected for Xcel Energy’s Dual-Use Streetlight Program. Comptek Technologies collaborated with Xcel Energy to integrate features specific to the needs of utility providers. CityPole® meets the technical needs of utility providers and wireless carriers while preserving the architectural, lighting and aesthetic qualities of communities. CityPole®, the industry’s first fully concealed smart pole, enables Xcel Energy to bridge the aesthetic and functionality divide affecting the pace of wireless deployment. Unattractive and prominently displayed wireless infrastructure in the right-of-way is an aesthetic and safety concern impeding the permit approval process. The Xcel Energy Dual-Use Streetlight program provides wireless carriers an opportunity to co-locate their wireless equipment in an existing streetlight location and significantly reduce time to deployment.

“Xcel Energy is at the forefront of the collaboration between utilities and the wireless carriers to make smart cities a reality,” said Mike Hoganson, COO of Comptek Technologies. “Integration of streetlights and small cell equipment into one pole mitigates pole pollution and clutter of the right-of-way, while offering carriers a secure location to deploy small cell technology.”

The CityPole® smart pole is Xcel Energy’s internal-mounted option, providing an optimal environment for wireless, backhaul, IoT Technologies (Internet of Things), and utility meters. The solution conceals 4G and 5G equipment by replacing an existing single-use streetlight pole with a fully concealed smart pole equipped with lighting.

The CityPole® smart poles deployed by Xcel Energy are specific to the needs of Xcel Energy and their communities. The decorative shrouding and architectural details of the CityPole® are selected based on local community aesthetics. The light attachment mount is universal to the extensive portfolio offered by Xcel Energy. Design details include:

  • Universal meter bay
  • Separate disconnects for Radio Frequency (RF) and power
  • Cable management
  • Mounting solutions for a radio unit or city banner flag attachments
  • The CityPole® solution is expandable for multiple radio arrays and future IoT technologies
  • Connectivity with the major providers of 4G and 5G radios, antennas, and AIR (antenna integrated radios) including Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung

Every CityPole® is designed to comply with Telecordia GR-487 (General Requirement) and ANSI/TIA-222 (Telecommunications Industry Association) and AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

About Comptek Technologies and CityPole®

Comptek Technologies, a member of Aero Wireless Group, transformed the wireless industry with the introduction of CityPole®. Today, the company leads the industry in innovation with the first fully-concealed and purpose-built 5G smart pole. Comptek’s CityPole® smart pole is a municipality preferred solution for small cell infrastructure in the right-of-way and offers wireless carriers easy configurability, serviceability, and seamless flexibility. More than 1000 CityPoles® are located throughout the Rocky Mountain region, concealing wireless equipment for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Comptek Technologies’ employees provide unparalleled engineering, manufacturing and service.

Media Contact:                    
Kristie Kidder
Aero Wireless Group
(303) 549-2604

Aero Wireless Group Names Rebecca Hunter Vice President of Aero Smart Communities

Aero Wireless Group Names Rebecca Hunter Vice President of Aero Smart Communities

BOULDER, January 5, 2020 – Aero Wireless Group, a leader in innovative wireless infrastructure solutions, names industry veteran Rebecca Hunter to Vice President of Aero Smart Communities.

Hunter will be responsible for expanding the company’s national role as an infrastructure provider in smart city partnerships and working groups, comprised of wireless operators, technology providers and community leaders. She will be based out of the company’s Washington, DC office.

“Rebecca shares our vision to build long term industry and community relationships as an integral partner in the development of sustainable infrastructure for smart communities”, said Jim Lockwood, CEO of Aero Wireless Group. “Her experience uniquely positions her to lead Aero Smart Communities’ strategy. She will be a great addition to our senior team… [Read More]

Comptek Technologies Named 2018 Colorado Companies to Watch Winner

Comptek Technologies Named 2018 Colorado Companies to Watch Winner

 Comptek Technologies, announced today that it has been named a Colorado Company to Watch Winner, acknowledging the drive, excellence and influence of Comptek Technologies as a growing company in the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado.

“We’re honored to be chosen as one of Colorado’s 50 most innovative companies. Comptek Technologies was founded as a product development company of innovative solutions for the wireless and energy markets,” says Jim Lockwood, Founder and CEO of Comptek Technologies. “To be recognized as a driving force is a significant honor for us.”

“We are pleased to recognize Comptek Technologies as one of Colorado’s 50 most innovative second stage companies,” says Rick Ninneman, Colorado Companies to Watch Board Chairman. “These companies contribute significantly to the growth and economic independence of the state by developing new services and products, creating jobs, enriching communities and generating new industries.”

Colorado Companies to Watch, brought to you by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, works to recognize the driving economic forces in the state by focusing not merely on growth, but on the true impact and influence of an organization. By focusing on second stage companies across the state, the program offers distinct insight into the state’s economic landscape and recognizes organizations often overlooked for the critical impact they have in their industries, communities and regions, as well as our state as a whole.

About Comptek Technologies 

Comptek Technologies LLC is an innovative products and services company providing engineered solutions to the wireless and energy markets. The company develops and holds numerous patents in the US and internationally.

Comptek’s wireless activities are focused on expediting the deployment of high speed broadband though its engineered and fabricated smart poles, utility lighting structures and concealment solutions of wireless equipment. Working with wireless operators and municipalities, the company’s products are being deployed in major cities nationally to support LTE, next generation 5G technologies and IoT solutions. The company’s patented CityPole™ can be found throughout Denver. Our products are integral to the foundation of smart cities and communities.

Comptek develops and manufactures composite prepregs of carbon fiber and fiberglass for the energy market. These products are used to repair or strengthen existing pipelines, geothermal blades and other civil infrastructure to extend their lifecycles.

Comptek is headquartered in Boulder, CO where engineering and product development is focused. Fabrication and assembly of its products are in Denver, Salt Lake City, Aurora, CO and supported nationally by a national network of Comptek product certified regional fabricators. Comptek has additional offices in Austin, TX and Philadelphia, PA.

About Colorado Companies to Watch 

Colorado Companies to Watch is an awards program honoring 2nd-stage companies headquartered in the state of Colorado. The 500 companies that have been honored since the program’s inception demonstrate high performance in the marketplace or exhibit innovative products or processes. The program is designed to seek businesses from a wide range of industries throughout the state, not just the major metropolitan areas. The 50 companies selected each year make an astounding impact on Colorado’s economy by collectively providing thousands of jobs and contributing millions of dollars in revenue. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) launched the program in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and valuable community partners from across Colorado.

For more information on Colorado Companies to Watch, visit ColoradoCompaniestoWatch.org, facebook.com/ColoradoCompaniestoWatch and Twitter @ColoradoCTW.

For more information please contact: Kristie Kidder at (303) 549-2604