Chad E. Tuttle, P.E.
President + CEO
Chad graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in civil engineering, concentrating in structural engineering. He has more than 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is a licensed engineer in 42 states. Chad is experienced in structural analysis, modification, design, and construction of telecommunication structures, foundations and facilities. He also has extensive experience reviewing structural analysis calculations and methodology as an Engineer of Record.
Chairman of the Board
Steve Largent joined B+T Group as Chairman of the Board following an investment from Gladstone Investment Corporation and its affiliate Gladstone Capital Corporation (“Gladstone”). As Chairman, Steve brings industry expertise from 10 years as President & CEO of CTIA – The Wireless Association and serving on the Telecommunications Subcommittee during his seven years as a Member of the United States Congress (R-OK).
Steve played 14 years as a record-setting wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks and was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1995. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Tulsa. Following his retirement from professional football, he managed his own advertising & marketing firm, working with numerous Fortune 500 companies around the country.
Brad R. Milanowski, P.E.
Vice President, Structural Services
Brad graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, concentrating in structural engineering. He has more than 23 years of experience in structural engineering design and project management for architectural, industrial and telecommunications projects. He is a licensed professional engineer in 10 states. Brad is experienced in structural analysis, modification, design, construction, structural inspections and demolition for a variety of new and existing structures. He also has experience with various building construction materials and structural systems for projects of varied sizes and scopes.
Carl Lampley, P.E.
Senior Engineer, Field Services
Carl graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in mechanical engineering and has 19 years of experience in the tower industry. He joined B+T in 2012 and brings considerable experience to tower construction, maintenance and modification projects. Carl acted as lead engineer for multiple national and international government-owned projects involving towers up to 1500 feet tall.
Executive Vice President, Business Development
David graduated from Rockhurst University with a degree in finance and economics. He has more than 12 years of telecommunications experience as a finance and sales professional, and six years of business development experience in several facets of the wireless community. Before joining B+T, David worked as a senior financial analyst for a major wireless carrier. He was responsible for delivering key financial analysis and consulting to senior level management and managed more than $300 million in capital budgets during a national infrastructure rollout.
Safety + Quality Assurance Administrator
James graduated from Northeastern State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA. He has 14 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. James’ breadth of experience allows him to create, implement and manage B+T’s comprehensive employee health and safety program and quality management procedures and systems.
Vice President, Construction + Field Services
Jeff graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in mechanical engineering. He gained extensive experience in process improvement and engineering management from years of working in domestic and international manufacturing. Jeff has more than nine years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is experienced in the analysis of telecommunication structures and foundations, He is also experienced in managing field services.
Operations Manager, Field Services
Jeff graduated from Missouri Valley College with degrees in business administration and finance, and has more than 14 years experience in the telecommunications industry. Before joining B+T, he co-managed a project that included 120 rawland and collocation installations for a major wireless carrier. Jeff has extensive experience in telecommunications operations. He is a ComTrain Certified Trainer and has performed hundreds of tower inspections, mappings and installations.
John Kelly, P.E., S.E.
Vice President, Operations
John holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University. He joined B+T in 2005 and has 16 years of experience in structural engineering design and project management for architectural, industrial and telecommunications projects; notable projects include the Morton Medical Center in Tulsa and the Oklahoma History Center Museum located across from the state capitol in Oklahoma City. John is licensed in the District of Columbia and 17 states, five of which are SE licenses.
Operations Project Manager, Field Services
Johnny has more than 13 years experience in the telecommunications industry and a long list of managed projects on his resume. He was responsible for managing a $600,000 tower modification site and both in-house and subcontracted tower crews for large multi-site buildouts. He is a ComTrain Certified Climber and has a strong understanding of daily operations, bidding, customer communication, documentation and closeout packages. Johnny was also a member of the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division.
Vice President, Business Development
Kenton graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. In his 17+ years of telecommunications site development experience, he has held various positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining B+T, Kenton served as the National Contract and Vendor Manager at AT&T. Kenton is currently the President of the Georgia Wireless Association.
Peter D. Smith, P.E.
Director, DAS/Small Cell Engineering
Peter graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in architectural engineering. He is a licensed, professional engineer with more than 18 years of experience in structural engineering. His education also includes FEMA Structural Specialist Training, which he uses as a member of Oklahoma Task Force 1, Urban Search and Rescue Team. Peter has experience in structural design and analysis, project management, construction, demolition and structural inspections. He served as Engineer of Record on hundreds of projects ranging in size and scope from residential construction to multi-million-dollar, multistory construction.
Scott S. Vance, P.E.
Vice President, Tower Modifications
Scott graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in architectural engineering. He has more than 15 years of structural engineering experience and five years in the telecommunications industry. Scott is experienced in structural analysis, modification design, construction and inspection of telecommunication structures, sports and recreation complexes, commercial retail and industrial facilities. A licensed engineer in the state of Oklahoma, he has worked on a variety of projects, including both new and existing structures in multiple locations across the United States.
Stephen L. Manuel
Director, Telecom Site Development
Steve graduated from Platt College with a certificate in architectural-interior design and has more than 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining B+T, Steve served in the U.S. Air Force as an Electronics Installations Specialist and as Regional Construction Manager for Cricket Wireless. He has more than 16 years of drafting and design experience and has managed the A&E Department for the past eight years.
Director, Real Estate + Construction
Ellen has been involved in the wireless communications field for over 23 years. Throughout this time, she has developed expertise in all phases of approval and development of tower properties, ranging from title requirements and required document preparation and execution to compliance with all governmental regulations and filings. Ellen has continued to maintain relationships with several major carriers and service providers through site acquisition, real estate management and A&E coordination.
Director, Human Resources
Lori joined B+T Group as Director of Human Resources in October 2011. Lori has 25 years of Human Resources experience in several industries, including telecommunications, oil & gas and background checks. She is responsible for all HR activities including Employment, Recruitment, Benefit & Compensation, Labor & Employee Relations. Lori graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Personnel Administration from the University of Kansas.