We are proud to welcome Andy Turbeville to Miller Electric Company as he assumes his new role as Director of Wireless Solutions. Along with his team, Andy came to us from Global DAS, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to add their skills, resources, and connections to our Integrated Solutions lineup. As a long-serving wireless expert, Andy brings over 30 years of experience designing, engineering, and installing every iteration of in-building wireless systems imaginable. We have no doubts that the expertise he adds to our organization will enhance our track record in implementing cellular, ERRCS, DAS, and other wireless solutions. He will be a valuable addition to our team.
We caught up with Andy to ask him a few questions about his new role, as well as his past accomplishments.
What kind of responsibilities will you be taking on in your current role (Director of Wireless Solutions)?
My responsibilities include Customer relations, Managing Carrier Relationships, Business Development, Assisting with Vendor Selection, Providing System Deployment, and Testing Support, Training Support, etc.
Tell us about your journey into the Wireless industry. How many years have you been working in this field?
I entered the Wireless sector over 30 years ago. I started with Amps (1G) and have been involved in PCS (2G), GSM, CDMA, TDMA (3G), UMTS, LTE (4G), and now 5G.
Given your long history in this field, one can imagine you’ve worked on some pretty high-profile projects.
I worked on Joe Robbie Stadium, the University of Mississippi Grove and Stadium, University of Alabama Stadium, Atlanta Airport, Boeing Plant in Charleston SC, Carolina Panthers Stadium, and lots of Smaller in-building projects. I’ve also built hundreds of Macro Cell Sites and rooftops.
Let’s talk a bit about your work with ERRCS/DAS. Imminent building code enforcements mean that most building owners in Florida (and eventually the rest of the country) will be required to install a Public Safety DAS in their facilities. How do you think your experience with this technology/industry will help speed up this mass adoption?
I installed some of the first ERRCS Systems in Florida using both Fiber and BDA-driven systems. We have worked with various AHJ’s (Authority Having Jurisdictions) in developing methods and procedures to enhance coverage while minimizing deployment obstacles. Because we have involved ourselves since the beginning, I feel we are well-positioned to leverage our capabilities and provide a next-level experience for our customers.
What do you enjoy most about working in the In-Building Wireless industry and how has your experience with Miller Electric been?
The wireless industry is constantly changing; that means consistent learning and upgrading skills. That keeps it interesting and fun. So far, Miller is a GREAT place to work, and I am happy to be a part of the company.