ADDvantage Technologies Group appoints Joseph Hart as interim CEO
Mr. Hart has been a member of the Board of Directors at the Company since August, 2015, and will continue to serve on the Board.
Mr. Hart has extensive experience in both turning around and building businesses in the wireless, broadband and cable television space, and a strong technical background.
From 2015 through 2018, he was the Chief Executive Officer for Aero Communications Inc., a private equity-owned company headquartered in Canton, Michigan.
Mr. Hart began his career in the telecommunications industry with Ameritech and AT&T.
Over a 25-year career he progressed through various positions in sales, operations and project management both in the U.S. and overseas in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.
In his last position at AT&T as Services Vice President, Mr. Hart created a strategic business unit that designed and constructed fiber optic cable networks for telecommunication companies in both the U.S. and in 37 countries.
This unit was later merged with a strategic partner of AT&T as part of the Lucent Technologies spinoff.
After the Lucent spinoff from AT&T, Mr. Hart held various roles in the telecommunications industry as the Chief Operating Officer of Fluor Daniel Telecom and then Vice President of International Development for the new wireless tower company startup Crown Castle International where his role was to develop the international tower portfolio in Latin America.
He was at Goodman Networks from 2006 to 2014 where, as the Executive Vice President of Operations, he turned around a troubled wireless business unit into a rapidly growing wireless infrastructure service and project management leader. ■