Company Management

Francisco Pena

CEO

Officer Qualifications

CEO

January 2014 to Present

TELCOM ENGINEERING GROUP, INC. (TEG), Fort Lee, NJ – CEO.

Primary responsibilities include mentoring and assisting executive staff towards development of TEG as a multi‐state player in the telecommunications construction industry, identifying trends and securing financial resources on an as‐needed basis to ensure new programs are adequately funded prior to implementation.

Additional responsibilities include maintenance of existing relationships with long‐term customers, contract negotiations with those customers.

Work History

January 2010 to December 2013

TELCOM ENGINEERING GROUP, INC. (TEG), Fort Lee, NJ – PRESIDENT & CONTROLLER.

As President, responsible for customer relations and new customer development, including identification of growth opportunities, and customer contract negotiations. As Controller, responsible for oversight of general accounting functions, including payroll, A/R & A/P and overhead & program budgeting.

Also responsible for review, evaluation and approval of quarterly financial statements and cash flow maintenance.

 

January 2007 to December 2009

TELCOM ENGINEERING GROUP, INC. (TEG), Fort Lee, NJ – VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS.

As Vice President, responsible for customer relations and new customer development, customer contract negotiations & acquisition and overhead & program budgeting. As Director of Operations, responsible for infrastructure growth and maintenance, including new hires and fleet management. Responsible for oversight and administration of Company Safety Program.

 

October 2005 to December 2006

TELCOM ENGINEERING GROUP, INC. (TEG), Fort Lee, NJ – FOREMAN & CONSTRUCTION MANAGER.

As foreman, responsible for job material inventory, crew management, job safety (equipment inspections) and maintaining construction schedule. As Construction Manager, responsible for communications with property owners and customers, job safety (safety meetings), Quality Control (QC) and oversight of job site close‐out process.

Peter Ghazzawi

President

Officer Qualifications

President

January 2015 to Present

TELCOM ENGINEERING GROUP (Carlstadt, NJ) – PRESIDENT, Partner.

As the Company President, responsible for budgeting, business development, contract compliance, and a healthy work environment. Manage insurance policies, AP & AR clerks and cash flow. Work with VP on quality control and safety program oversight, manager training development, special projects bid estimation management and preparation of technical specifications and work plans for specific programs.

Work History

January 2012 to December 2014

TELCOM ENGINEERING GROUP (Carlstadt, NJ) – VICE PRESIDENT, Partner.

As the Company Vice President, responsible for oversight of office and construction personnel, quality control and safety program oversight, manager training and development and special projects bid estimation and management. Oversight of purchasing department, A/R & A/P department(s), cash flow and profitability.

 

 January 2010 to December 2012

TELCOM ENGINEERING GROUP (Carlstadt, NJ) – Lead Program Manager.

As the Lead Program Manager, determined program requirements and managed compliance through duration of program(s). Allocated in‐house and vendor resources as needed to meet program goals. Tracked project financials and maintained customer relations.

 

October 2007 to December 2010

TELCOM ENGINEERING GROUP (Carlstadt, NJ) – Construction & Project Manager.

Work closely with field crews and customers in development of accurate project schedules through completion of projects within specified timeframes. Documented field conditions and organized data secured into reportable format. Maintained product quality and ensured compliance with technical and general project specifications. Prepared project close‐out packages and satisfied municipal permit requirements.

 

June 2004 to October 2007

R&D Abstract / Title Services (Hackensack, NJ) – Manager.

Prepared property title packages for refinance and deed transfers in all counties of the State of New Jersey. Researched and compiled liens, judgments, right‐of‐way judgments and lease agreements as recorded by County Clerk. Submitted completed reports to mortgage banks and attorneys. Responsible for training and management of new hires, report submittal and billing of self‐generated work.

 

EDUCATION

2002‐2006 Business & Civil Engineering – Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ADOBE Acrobat

 

CERTIFICATIONS
  • OSHA 30‐hour
  • OSHA 10‐hour
  • Anritsu, PPC, Andrews, Kaelus PIM
  • First Aid & CPR

Chris Elliott

Vice President

Officer Qualifications

Vice President

October 2012 to Present

TELCOM ENGINEERING GROUP (Carlstadt, NJ) ‐ VICE PRESIDENT of OPERATIONS.

Primarily responsible for turnkey program and remote office management, Quality Control (QC) System development and Safety Program oversight, including maintenance and update of Company Safety Program Manual and development of routine and specialized Safety Program policies and procedures. Additional responsibilities include business development, contract acquisition and management, operational polices and procedures development, bid estimation, proposal formatting and presentation, special projects bid estimation and management, preparation of technical specifications and work plans for specific projects, job and program cost‐tracking system development and compliance with accounting department objectives, personnel and subcontractor resource development and allocation, implementation of manager and field staff training programs and, human resources management.

Work History

October 2009 to October 2012

ARETE DEVELOPMENT, INC (Fairfield, NJ) ‐ VICE PRESIDENT of BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

Responsible for new business development and maintenance of existing client relationships during 3‐year transition contract from owner to phase‐out from company operations. Other responsibilities included QC & Safety Program maintenance and development, implementation of manager and field staff training programs, contract acquisition & management, special projects bid estimation and management and preparation of technical specifications and work plans for specific programs and projects.

 

October 1999 to October 2009

ARETE DEVELOPMENT, INC (Fairfield, NJ) – OWNER, PRESIDENT & CEO.

Developed the company into one of the premier telecommunications general contractors in the northeastern United States. Responsible for business development, contract acquisition and management and development and oversight of QC and Safety Program manual(s). Additional responsibilities included oversight of all phases of general, electrical and antenna construction, including bid estimation, overall scheduling, electrical and antenna system design and installation, antenna concealment and steel structure design and manufacturing, project close‐out formatting and presentation structure and, site acquisition and design oversight. Developed and instituted a QC Program that become the standard in the industry. $200m+ sales from incorporation in October 1999 to sale of company in October of 2009.

 

April 1995 to December 2002

S&E SERVICES, INC (Edison, NJ) – PARTNER & PROGRAM MANAGER.

On‐site Contractor’s Quality Control (CQC) representative, Safety Officer and liaison for $25.0+ million in underground utility, infrastructure rehabilitation and environmental remediation projects for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at numerous active and decommissioned military bases along the U.S. Eastern seaboard. Responsible for project estimation, materials procurement, personnel and subcontractor resource allocation and management. Additional responsibilities included preparation of all pre‐construction submittals (including QC Plan and Safety Program), maintenance of as‐built drawings and fulfillment of all reporting requirements to Federal Government Agencies, including preparation of project close‐out reports.

 

September 1991 to April 1995

GOLD SEAL CORPORATION (East Orange, NJ) – PROJECT MANAGER.

On‐site Contractor’s Quality Control (CQC) representative, Safety Officer and liaison for $10.0+ million in Federal Government contracts involving the sampling, removal and disposal of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs), PCB transformers, ACM, LBP, and other hazardous materials. Responsible for materials procurement, personnel and subcontractor resource allocation and management. Additional responsibilities included hazardous materials sampling and determination of disposal requirements, preparation of disposal plan(s) and all pre‐construction submittals (including QC Plan and Safety Program), preparation and maintenance of as‐built drawings and fulfillment of all reporting requirements to Federal Government Agencies, including preparation of project close‐out reports.

 

June 1986 to August 1991

WASTEX INDUSTRIES (Pottstown, PA) – ACCOUNT MANAGER.

Account & business development manager responsible for environmental sample collection, storage and delivery to testing facility. Developed a sampling and data collection system that renewed customer confidence and led to 500% increase in sales.

 

August 1983 to May 1986

Membership Sales Director and Personal Trainer at various health club facilities in OH, VA, PA & NJ. Responsible for membership sales and development of personal training programs for clients.

 

EDUCATION

1979‐1983 BA in Business Management ‐ Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient in the use of MICROSOFT Word, Excel and PowerPoint and various ADOBE software applications, including ACROBAT PRO, PhotoShop & Lightroom.

 

CERTIFICATIONS
  • US Army Corps of Engineers QC Training & Certification
  • OSHA 40‐hour HAZMAT Training
  • OSHA 8‐hour Supervisor Training
  • OSHA 8‐hour Advanced Confined Space Entry Training
  • DOT 4‐hr. HAZMAT Training
  • RAD WORKER II Training & Certification
  • First Aid & CPR

Company Organizational Chart

TEG Team Members

Francisco Pena, CEO

fpena@teg1.com

 

Peter Ghazzawi, President

peterG@teg1.com

 

Mercedes Vidal, Office Manager

MVidal@teg1.com

 

Chris Elliott, Vice President

chriselliott@teg1.com

 

Maryann Cioffari, Controller

maryann@teg1.com

 

Ed Guinard, Senior Program Manager

ed@teg1.com

 

Brenda Federlein, Program Manager

brenda@teg1.com

 

Troy Widstrand, Southeast Regional Manager

troy@teg1.com

Anthony Giaquinto, CM Level II

Giaquinto@teg1.com

 

Samuel Castro, Warehouse Manager NJ

scastro@teg1.com

 

Alexandra Adames, A/R & A/P

alexandra@teg1.com

 

Amber Westmark, Administrative Assistant

amber@teg1.com

 

Suzanne Morra, Account Administrator

suzanne@teg1.com

 

Jay Trumbower, CM Level I

jaytrumbower@teg1.com

 

William Guinard, CM Level I

billyg@teg1.com

Antonio Abilitato, CM Level II

tony@teg1.com

 

Steven Lawson, CM Level I

slawson@teg1.com

 

Ken Bowen, Project Manager

Ken.Bowen@teg1.com

 

Joshua Stebor, CM Level I

jstebor@teg1.com

 

Rafal Rosolowski, CM Level I

rrosolowski@teg1.com

 

Victor Marin, CM Level I

victor@teg1.com

 

Amauri Arroyo, Tech Level II

amauri@teg1.com

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