12.17.2009 03:00 PM
NATE Elects Board Members
WATERTOWN, S.D.: The National Association of Tower Erectors announced the results of the 2010 Board of Directors election today. Three board members were re-elected to serve another two-year term.  Those individuals are NATE Chairman Jim Coleman of Southern Broadcast Services, Vice Chairman Pat Cipov of Cipov Enterprises and Board Member Ron Romano of Installation Services.

NATE will also welcome two new members to the Board of Directors; Dave Anthony and Jimmy Miller. They will begin their two-year terms on the NATE Board at the NATE 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Feb. 15, 2010.

Dave Anthony is president of Shenandoah Tower Service, Ltd., a company specializing in turn-key wireless construction, tower maintenance, project management/consulting and crane services. He founded his business in 1983 after extensive experience and training in the telecommunications industry. Anthony previously served three terms on the board from 2001 to 2007.

“After several years, I am very excited to rejoin the NATE Board for another two-year term,” Anthony said. “I am eager to work with our NATE leaders to help enhance our commitment to tower safety and work hand in hand with those in our industry to emphasize safety standards.”

As president of MillerCo, Inc. and a voting member of NATE for many years, Jimmy Miller has extensive experience in the technology industry. He founded his company in 1997, growing it from a small business to a multi-million dollar enterprise with operational centers throughout the country. MillerCo, Inc. offers services in obstruction lighting, site inspections, grounds maintenance, civil services, lines and antennas.

“I believe that continuing emphasis on making this industry a safe place to work is imperative,” Miller said. “My company takes a proactive stance on safety issues, and I hope that my position on the NATE board will allow me to play a stronger role in making our industry safer.”

Coleman, Cipov, Romano, Anthony and Miller will join previously elected Board Members Kevin Hayden of Hayden Tower Service, Inc., Kari Carlson of Tower Systems, Inc. and Jim Miller of EasTex Tower, Inc. in managing the strategic direction of the Association, including how best to improve industry safety through the use of education, the development of standards and involvement in regulatory activities.

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