An alumnus of the Colorado School of Mines, Ted Abrams is a professional engineer licensed in many states with special proficiency in Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering. He holds two advanced technology patents, one for RF radiation shielding and one for power monitoring and control. Patent is pending for an isobaric chiller. Memberships include Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Radio Club of America, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air conditioning Engineers, International Society of Mine Safety Professionals, and PCIA the Wireless Infrastructure Association where he serves as Chairman of the Technology Council. Recently, Abrams presented to the Alabama state wireless association meeting (Birmingham), the California state wireless association (San Francisco), east coast regional wireless conference (Washington DC area), panellist (Optimizing Towers for 4G) and panel leader (Designing and Deploying In-Building Wireless) at CTIA-Tower Tech Summit (Orlando), keynote presentation for Caesar's Hospitality Research Summit at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, panel participation at the annual meeting of the American Planning Association Virginia Chapter, panel participation for the Arizona Wireless Association, and presentation to the Maryland/District of Columbia Wireless Association. In addition to strategic consultation with select clientele, his practice includes technology interpretation and wholesale services for RF engineering related to interference, FCC compliance, and asset monetization.
Before launching the present business ventures, Ted served as Senior Vice President of Technology for American Tower Corporation. Prior to that service, Ted was Chief Technology Officer for SpectraSite Communications. In that role, technology assets included 13,000 rooftops and 8,000 telecommunications towers, with complex sets of FCC licensee equipment. Ted also served SpectraSite Communications as Vice President, Technical Operations, where he was responsible for product design and deployment, support and expansion, monitoring and metrics for radiofrequency signal transport and continuous improvement of radiofrequency transparency. Ted applied sensor networks using machine-to-machine (M2M) telemetry and monitoring to locate and identify failed communication links in communications systems in attics, tunnels, underground vaults and other publicly inaccessible areas. Examples include Heathrow airport and Gatwick airport, for customers such as Vodaphone, T-Mobile and O2, and Caesar’s Palace, the Bellagio and other venues for customers such as AT&T and Verizon.
Consultant to Industry Wireless Infrastructure
Senior Vice President American Tower
Vice President, CTO SpectraSite Communications
Risk Management DuPont, Conoco
Regional Management Western Gas
Power, Energy, Mining Black & Veatch Pritchard, Inc
Oil and Gas TransCanada Energy
Ted and his wife, Barbara, enjoy motor sports, travel, and family time with their four children.