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BRUCE ROTVOLD

Bruce_Rotvold@msn.com +1 206/ 947-0435


Land O Lakes, FL 34639

MA N A GE R /E N G I NE ER

Resourceful and forward-thinking leader providing more than 20 years of hands-on technical experience in all facets of wireless telecommunications,
from engineering to operations. Offer track record of developing and implementing system and network solutions that drive efficiency, ROI, cost
reductions, and productivity, often exceeding expectations and goals. Decisive strategist recognized for consistently overseeing complex projects to
on-time and under-budget completion. Expertly anticipate and address mission-critical issues. Known for conveying truth on the ground regarding
network status and functionality, ensuring reliable, high-availability infrastructures, along with maintaining adherence to wireless best practices. Core
competencies include:
Infrastructure Design Network Design System Design System Improvement System Installation
System Integration Technology Deployment Site Acquisitions tasks to bring site location to and include NTP
Technology Evaluation Technology Support Business Plans Product Management
Telecommunications Training/Development Program Management Workforce Planning Wireless Engineering
Research & Development Network Management Operations Management

PRO FES S IO N AL E X PER IE N CE


Rotvold L.L.C. USA
Providing Engineering Services

Sept- 2014 Current

Providing leadership on cell site acquisition and construction for large venues with high capacity of traffic in a small areas. Small cell integration,
testing of antenna systems, DAS system design and integration, site walks with many vendors, providing guidance with respect to safety compliance.
Wigdahl Electric Chicago, Illinois
Provider of cell site construction and engineering with 192 employees.

January-2012-Aug-2014

As Chief technology officer developed and implemented a training program to train veterans in cell site construction with numerous vendors which
the clients needed installed. Worked directly with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to achieve approval of all of the class room studies. The
training program is approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Produced 32 different class room training sessions where the student
would get certified that he or she was experienced in the many tasks needed to complete the build of cell sites. Have hired 88 veterans and placed
them in long term employment. Developed processes so the veterans could use the GI Bill to ensure they could receive the stipend offered by the
Veterans Association.
Provided guidance on warehouse procedures to rack and stack hardware where we achieved 8 hr less in the overall project for augmenting cell site
hardware. Providing a saving of 16 man hours in the field install saving ~ $1000.00 per site build

BRUCE ROTVOLD
Bruce_Rotvold@msn.com +1 206/ 947-0435
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
ERICSSON, INC./SPRINT-NEXTEL Tampa, Florida
July 2005-January 2012
Ericsson: Global provider of wireless network operations and design with 80,000 employees. Sprint-Nextel: Cellular phone service provider with
6,000 employees.
Senior RF Manager and Project & Program Manager: Oversee team of engineers and project managers tasked with integrating Sprint-Nextel
systems overall network changes in South region of US including all site acquisitions tasks to bring site location to and include NTP. Direct South region
RF carrier adds, including CDMA and iDEN networks and DC power changes and HVAC upgrades. Lead production of bill of materials (BOMs).
Coordinate costing of all parts needed for projects, along with garnering budget approval and conveying PO to vendors. Project and program manage all
Clearwire network co-location for Sprint-Nextel across South region. Conduct SME training for CDMA engineering groups in 1xRTT and Ev-DO network
overlay and integration.
Perform as SME regarding all wireless communications at frequencies of 3.2HZ to 60GHZ. Foster clear communications among operations and RF
teams to increase efficiency. Collaborate with sales team to inform new and existing customers of system enhancements. Present material to high-level
state, county, and city officials concerning current health of network. Fill coverage holes with new and old technology solutions by capitalizing on various
methods. Administer multimillion-dollar budgets. Supervise, train, and mentor engineering reports.

Project Manager Missouri /Ericsson. Managed 804 cell hardware change using Ericsson RBS6000. This was a $850 million project where I
managed site acquisition, construction test and turn up. Included CDMA, EvDO, LTE. Project came in under budget and on time.
Project Manager Houston /Ericsson Manage 254 cell site hardware change using Ericsson RBS6000. This was a $200 million project where I
managed site acquisition, construction test and turn up. Included CDMA, EvDO, LTE. Project came in under budget and on time.
Generated savings of up to $10M in capital expenditures through providing thumbnail explanation of channel element usage with new base
station radios and delivering expertise regarding wireless communications.
Produced savings in excess of $2M annually by ensuring guidance for alternate access vendors to change backhaul to Sprint-Nextel network.
Saved $20M in capital expenses, building 50 fewer cell sites, through mentoring and training engineers to optimize entire network and
improve operations.
Improved data detail within database of cell site information across all markets.
Maximized network efficiency through training team in proper use of design.
Led network to 4 years of best performance in drop call rate, handover performance, access attempts, and network uptime.
Championed 1st-ever state-wide retune of IDEN network with 45,000+ channels.
Enhanced and expanded coverage and capacity by leading teams in analyzing and addressing market requests.
Employed automatic cell planner (ACP) for 1st time so thousands of calculations could be done in timely and accurate manner.
Spearheaded design guidance on distributed antenna system with fiber optics and multi-carrier coverage to major NFL event.

WIRELESS FACILITIES, INC. Bellevue, Washington


Provider of engineering outsourcing to wireless industry with 1,000 employees.

July 2004-July 2005

Principal Engineer and Project Director: Developed and delivered practical design, implementation, and system expansion to wireless network
means of test and turn-up of multiple technologies on conventional and shared antenna systems. Conducted in-depth validation of antenna system
performance. Managed E911 compliance. Oversaw deployment teams comprised of RF, fixed network, real estate, and construction personnel.
Program managed 139-site build of multiple RF technologies, including CDMA IS95, 1xRTT and EvDO, GSM, Edge, 850MHz and 1900MHz, and
AMPS/TDMA. Conducted fixed network engineering, including FCC part 101 and FCC part 15.

Played key role on team charged with project management and tracking of all hardware as well as ordering of shelter, towers, and installation of
RAN hardware.

MONET MOBILE NETWORKS Bellevue, Washington


Provider of wireless Internet and data services with 25 employees.

June 2000-June 2004

Director of Engineering and Deployment: Delivered RF designs to drive coverage in areas designated by marketing. Provided search circles to
land use team to lease location to build cell sites. Selected all RAN hardware to provide complete coverage to each market for wireless data
network. Managed FCC and FAA licensure, ensuring company met requirements to keep active license by maintaining list of locations to cover.
Administered budget of $250K per site across 12 markets with 30 cell sites total in Midwest.
Developed and tested methods to support VP decision making and optimum operations, including conducting redundancy in network
Designed 1xRTT CDMA data network covering US Midwest.
Created 1st 1xRTT and Ev-DO CDMA (CDMA 2000) network.

BRUCE ROTVOLD
Bruce_Rotvold@msn.com +1 206/ 947-0435
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
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WIRELESS FACILITIES, INC. San Diego, California
June 1999-June 2000
Provider of outsourcing of project and program management and engineering services to wireless industry with 1,000 employees.
Project Manager and RF Engineering Senior Consultant: Completed various technical consulting projects. Played instrumental role on team
tasked with project managing and tracking all hardware, along with ordering shelter, towers, and installation of RAN hardware. Completed projects
on time and under budget; key projects included:

Burst Wireless (Monet Mobile): Designed and deployed trial CDMA 1xRTT and EvDO network in Port Angeles, Washington; created and built
specialized cell-on-wheels and switch-on-wheels for trial system implementation.
Metricom: Established budget and project plan for turn up of 275-cell site data network in Chicago, Illinois area; directed deployment team
comprised of 63 RF, real estate, and construction personnel.
Advanced Radio Telecom (ART): Championed implementation of 1st trial system in San Jose, California (100mbps of self-healing wireless
Ethernet WAN); developed implementation process documentation for nationwide rollout.

MCCAW COMMUNICATIONS/AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES Kirkland, Washington


Provider of paging and cellular phone services with 1,000 employees.

Prior-1999

Senior Engineer and Member of Technical TeamCorporate Headquarters (Redmond, Washington) (1996-1999): Directed team of 25
personnel in development and implementation of network quality assurance. Designed and deployed practices and procedures for network
management across Lucent and Ericsson platforms. Instituted ab radio network for empirical validation of best practices. Conducted intersystem
inner-network handoffs/super-roaming, ensuring cross-platform and cross-vendor network interoperability.

Drove interoperability between Lucent 1900MHz and Ericsson 800MHz, Ericsson 1900MHz and Lucent 800MHz, NTI 1900MHz and Ericsson
800MHz, and all functions with US-41D.

CAREER NOTE: Also previously served as Senior Engineer at other various McCaw Communications/AT&T Wireless Services locations as well as
Engineer at US West Cellular and Colorado Car Telephone, Inc.
CER T I F IC A TI O N S & P A TE NTS
CCNA, CCNP, CCIE (in progress)
Cisco
LTE Training Ericsson
FCC General Radio and Telephone Operator License
NABER Certification
Avantek Certification in Digital Microwave Radio
Andrew/Commscope Certification in all connector installation
OSHA 10 Certification
First Aid and CPE Certification
RF Safety Certification
Fiber optics Certification
Anritsu Certification Sweeps and PIM
Hubbell / Mohawk Certification
Ericsson CMS 8800, RBS880, RBS882, Ericsson RF optimization LQU 108 4510/1
Nortel DMS 250B, Lucent Autoplex, Ericsson MiniLink 18 Ghz, Bosch Point-to-Multipoint Microwave
Collins 6 Ghz Microwave, Rockwell MDR 2Ghz, 11Ghz and 18 Ghz Microwave
Motorola Starpoint and StarPlex 2 Ghz Microwave, Motorola MR-600 6Ghz Microwave, Motorola MC-400 Multiplex
Motorola Micro Base Station and Mobile, HT220 & HT200 & MT500, MX360
Syntor Base Station, Syntor Mobile, Centrcom Dispatch Center
US Patent # 5,995,830 System and Method for Processing Dropped Calls
US Patent # 5, 995, 831 System and Apparatus for Processing Dropped Calls

BRUCE ROTVOLD
Bruce_Rotvold@msn.com +1 206/ 947-0435
Land O Lakes, FL 34639

PRO FES S IO N AL A C CO L A D E S
Excellence Award for 1st Deployment of Wireless Internet 1XEVDO Monet Mobile Networks
AT&T Rocket Scientist Award for Development and Deployment of New Vocoder
Award of Achievement for Specialized RF Optimization Ericsson Communications
Leadership Award McCaw Communications
AT&T Achievement Award for Digital Control Channel Development and Launch
Circle of Excellence for Technical Achievement McCaw Communications
Outstanding Technical Achievement Award McCaw Communications, Nevada
Legendary Service Award McCaw Communications, California/Nevada
Achieving Excellence Award McCaw Communications, Washington
Outstanding Technical Achievement Award McCaw Communications, Alaska
Outstanding Technical Achievement Award McCaw Communications, Hawaii
T ECH N I C AL P RO F I CI E NC IE S
Software

Hardware

MS Office
MS Project
PhotoShop
Adobe Acrobat
Map Info
AutoCAD
Front Page
Visio
Wizard
Planet
RF Plan
TOM Test and Measurement Software
SAM
TEMS
CAIT
Roto-data
G-Net Track

Fiber Optic test equipment


Spectrum Analyzers
Signal Generators
Air Vector Magnitude Analyzers
Site Master
Transmission Impairment Test Sets
Sage 930
T-Bird 5000
Firebird 6000
RF Volt Meters
Oscilloscopes
Digital volt meters
Service Monitors