Mr. Sandburg is co-founder and President of Vantage Tower Group, LLC. He
also was the founder of Alliance Towers, Inc., a publicly held tower
development company and RL Wireless/Telecom Management, Inc. He has over
thirty-five yearís general management, engineering and construction
experience with both large multinational corporations, as well as,
emerging and start-up companies. He has experience in both domestic and
Mr. Sandburg was a Director of Site Development during the initial
development and launch of services by Primeco Communications, now
Verizon Wireless. He was part of the team that implemented the first
large scale testing of the then new CDMA technology. His expertise in
the implementation and development of management systems for testing and
subsequent launch of services was crucial to the teamís success.
Prior to co-founding Vantage Tower Group, LLC, Mr. Sandburg Chairman and
CEO of Alliance Towers, Inc. Founded in 2003, Alliance Towers provided
development, engineering and construction services to the wireless
communication industry developing numerous sites in the southeastern
region of the U.S. for Verizon, Cingular and governmental agencies.
In 2001, Mr. Sandburg co-founded and was Chief Operating Officer of RL
Wireless, Inc. and Telecom Management Corporation. Both RL Wireless and
Telecom Management provided development, engineering and construction
services to the wireless communication industry.
Prior to RL Wireless, Mr. Sandburg was Senior Vice President and a
principal of OPM-USA/American Tower Corporation. The position entailed
full responsibility for all operations of the tower development company
and the milestones set under the purchase agreement for the seventy
million dollar sale of OPM-USA to American Tower Corp. The company
developed over 200 sites for American Towers during this period.
From June 1995 to April 1997, Mr. Sandburg held the position of Director
of Site Development for Primeco Communications (currently Verizon
Wireless) during its start-up and successful launch of PCS services in
the southeast region.
From May of 1982 to October of 1994, Mr. Sandburg held numerous
management positions for Zurn/NEPCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zurn
Industries. During his twelve year tenure, NEPCO, a finance, design,
construction firm specializing in the total turnkey development of
electrical power generating facilities, grew from annual revenues of one
and a half million dollars per year to over three hundred and fifty
million dollars per year and became Zurn Industries largest subsidiary.
Positions held in the company included Project Manager, Manager of
Estimating/Cost Control and Scheduling, Manager of Sales and Director of
Business Development both national and international.
From 1980 through 1982, Mr. Sandburg was Project Manager for GWI
International overseeing the construction of the Metro rail mass transit
project in Miami, FL. Prior to that, Mr. Sandburg was Project Engineer
from 1978 to 1980 for BOECON, the construction subsidiary of the Boeing
Companies. From 1970 to 1978, Mr. Sandburg held engineering and
management positions with Brown and Root Construction, J.A. Jones
Construction and Keith and Schnars Engineering Corporation.
Mr. Sandburg is licensed real estate agent in the state of Florida and
previously sat on the Board of Directors for the Florida Business