August 20, 2015 — The National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA) has named Art Pregler, director of national cell site programs at AT&T, as the chairman of its board of governors. Phil Larsen, president of telecom services at HAZON Solutions, will serve as the vice chairman of the organization. The board, which consists of 28 representatives from a cross-section of the industry, will develop policy and oversee the various NWSA committees.
Pregler and Larsen were nominated and elected by the board of governors during the inaugural NWSA meeting on August 12 in Denver, Colorado.
“We have reached an important point in our industry’s evolution where our wireless technologies and networks have advanced to a high level of sophistication and capability,” Pregler said. “Our elevated workers deserve the right to likewise expect and experience the benefits of a more capable and considered workforce paradigm.”
NWSA is a national non-profit organization that is under development to provide independent assessments of knowledge and skills and provide verifiable worker certification of skilled professionals who work on towers and other non-standard structures.
“Through the NWSA, we can formally acknowledge the demonstrated professional competence of our workforce by means of assessment, certification and credentialing of the comprehensive skills required by the many diverse technical positions in our industry,” Pregler said.