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GW Communications TEAM



Bob Kowalski


President and Chief Executive Officer


MBA (1997), BSEE (1995), ASCE (1995)


25 years of experience in telecommunications; senior management positions in Engineering, Construction, Planning, and Operations; Leadership of organizations of over 400 employees responsible for the planning and design of cutting edge technologies; Positions at GTE, Genuity, and Level 3 Communications.


Co Founder of GW Communications in July 2005


Overall responsibility for day to day Operations, Sales, Corporate strategy.



Chuck Ostrander


Chief Operating Officer


Graduate of Tarkio College with a BA in Business Management


AAS Degree in Industrial Electronics from ICCC


Completed multiple graduate courses at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia


Prior to coming to GW in 2014, Chuck spent 34 years in Engineering and Construction with Centel, Contel, GTE, Genuity, and Verizon throughout the Midwest and Southern parts of the country. His last assignment in Verizon was Director Network Engineering for the Texas Region. Other assignments included, Director FTTP Program, Director Access Design for Genuity, and Director Staff Support for Engineering, Transmission Design, & OSP Construction for GTE.


Chuck also served as an active member on the board of directors at the University of Texas Arlington’s school of Engineering for 3+ years.



Jim McWhorter


Senior Vice President, Construction


1995 Graduate of LeTourneau University with a BS in Business Management


30 years experience in telecommunications engineering and construction; Group Manager in Broadband Engineering with GTE/Genuity; Licensed underground contractor in the State of Florida, Licensed Class “A” contractor in the state of Virginia, Licensed Low Voltage contractor in the State of California


Joined GW Communications in 2006


Oversight of Company Operations related to outside plant construction and maintenance



Roger Elliot


Vice President, Engineering


44 years of experience in telecommunications, where he has held positions with Contel/GTE/Verizon as Engineer, Engineering and Construction Manager, Director - Network Planning – Access and IOF, General Manager Infrastructure Provisioning, and Director - OSP Engineering Support. Work following retirement from Verizon includes Director – Telco, Engineering for Wellsco / Infotech prior to joining GW. During his career he has been responsible for Regional budgets in excess of 100 million dollars with an associated combined (contractor and employee) FTE headcount above 400.


Joined GW Communications in 2013



Ranxie Tindoc


Installation Services


Graduated with degrees in Electrical Engineering (1989) and Electronics & Communications Engineering (1991) from Mapúa Institute of Technology, Philippines.


Wide experience in telecommunication products and services for 25 years in the fields of transmission systems (satellite, microwave, optical); planning and engineering of data communications and SONET; and cellular wireless services from installation, integration operations, fault management, up to troubleshooting.


Project management of implementation of major cellular networks.


Joined GW Communications in 2015



Paul Erwin


Vice President, Construction


Paul Erwin joined GW Communications as the Director of Operations for Houston and became Vice President of Construction in 2016.


He has over 20 years of telecommunications industry experience including management experience at AT&T. Prior to joining GW, Paul’s responsibilities and experiences include network operations and maintenance, network construction, strategic sourcing, contracts management, human resources administration and leadership of teams of more than 200 full-time employees.


Paul earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University in 1993.


Joined GW Communications in 2015



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