A Telecom and Management Consulting Firm
Aero Engineering is somewhat unique in its field. I have had the opportunity to work concurrently in two separate fields, telecommunications and construction management for the past 30+ years. As a manager and engineer with the New York utility commission, I worked in the field of telecommunications from a pre-divestiture, monopoly environment through the present intermodal competitive marketplace. I have either dealt with or had exposure to virtually every major telecommunications issue during the past three decades and have testified as an expert witness in my field in several proceedings. In my most recent capacity as Chief of Intercarrier Operations for the Office of Telecommunications, I had a leading role in implementing many of the Telecom Act of 1996 mandates at the state level. As a result, I became intimately familiar with network interconnection issues and addressed many petitions for interconnection as well as intercarrier complaints. I worked closely with counsel representing ILECs, CLECs, IXCs, wireless and VoIP carriers to resolve intercarrier disputes informally and expeditiously, allowing already cash-strapped carriers to avoid the expense of litigation. I worked with key regulatory staff from most of the nation’s major carriers - - wireline, wireless and cable.
As a graduate civil engineer and a registered professional engineer in New York, I spent the early part of my career working for consultants and contractors, performing construction management on projects involving roads, bridges, pipelines, treatment plants. As a result of the diversity in the types of work I performed, I developed a very sound “grass roots” understanding of field engineering and construction which has been of great value throughout my career. Commissioned an officer in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, I served over three decades of combined active and reserve duty and retired at the rank of Captain. I served in locations outside of the U.S. including Central America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa – including two conflicts. My Navy assignments have required me to be a self-starter, to exercise leadership in a variety of different situations, to be circumspect in my analysis of issues, and afforded me the opportunity to understand and appreciate different cultures and the importance of trusted working relationships. I possess a current DOD security clearance which may be of use on certain projects.
I am available to assist in either of these fields on either a short-term, temporary basis or longer term if needed. Please call or email and we can discuss.
Aero Engineering is ready to assist you with your needs in the area of telecommunications. I can provide professional assistance to LECs, CLECs, IXCs, state utility commissions, cooperatives, industry organizations, municipalities and law firms.
During the first decade of my telecommunications career I worked issues related to determining the proper level of revenue requirement for carriers requesting rate increases. I performed operational examinations, plant audits, and depreciation reviews and testified in regulatory proceedings. As the dynamics of the industry changed as a result of the AT&T divestiture, I worked on issues involving competition such as open-network architecture, equal access, and network unbundling.
The Telecom Act of 1996 opened the industry to local competition and required significant regulatory effort including several iterations in developing pricing for unbundled network elements, interconnection, and collocation. I played a major role in establishing the pricing for UNEs and developing the methods, procedures and pricing for efficient interconnection. Many requests for arbitration of interconnection agreements under 47 U.S.C §252 were filed with the NY Commission and I played a principal role in mediating resolution of many of these interconnection issues.
I lead an industry collaborative to roll out digital subscriber line service in New York and was personally recognized by then FCC Chairman Kennard for my efforts. In the past ten years we have seen significant growth in intermodal competition, specifically interconnected VoIP and wireless, and issues related to traffic exchange such as intercarrier compensation. The growth and deployment of these technologies have resulted in significant regulatory challenges due in part to the affects of asymmetrical regulation. I have addressed many different issues in this area as well. Based on my regulatory experience with above, I am prepared to offer assistance in the following areas:
If I cannot assist you with your particular needs, I will gladly provide you suggestions or recommendations from my broad list of contacts within the industry.
In today’s economy many companies are forced to constantly validate staffing levels in order to control costs and remain competitive. Striking the right balance between a sufficient and capable workforce, and a fluctuating workload can be challenging and stressful for management.
Aero Engineering may be able to assist in addressing peaks in workload by providing short-term support or long-term part time services, when adding a full time employee is not an option.
I have worked with private contractors and consulting engineers, performing project and construction management duties on road, bridge, pipeline, utility, building, and wastewater treatment projects. I have managed projects for the U.S. Navy across the globe including such places as Panama, Guantanamo Bay, Bosnia, Bahrain, Africa and Iraq – as well as within the U.S.
If you have a need for such services please call or email and we can discuss your requirement.
Please call and we can discuss your needs. If I cannot assist directly, I will be happy to point you in the right direction and provide some recommendations.
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Glenville, New York, 12302
P: 518-469-5686 (office)
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