SOURCE: Charles Industries, Ltd.
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2012) - Charles Industries, Ltd. today announced that Eli Caliva has joined the company's Telecommunications Group as Midwest Regional Sales Manager. In this capacity, Caliva will bring his knowledge and industry expertise, account management skills, and business development relationships to penetrate our growth markets of Wireless, Utilities, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the Midwest region. More specifically, he will lead Charles' regional initiatives with strategic partners Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint as well as other wireless carriers and utility providers in the region.
Caliva comes to Charles Industries with more than seventeen years of relevant copper and fiber technology experience including Sales, Business Development, Project Management, and equipment installation and configuration in the telecommunications industry. For the past four years Eli was Regional Sales Account Manager for CommScope Inc., responsible for ILECs and CLEC business development including such accounts as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Metro PCS and Clearwire.
Prior to CommScope, Caliva was a Regional Engineering Support Manager, AT&T (SBC), with whom he was responsible for documentation and technical support to field personnel for all VRAD applications associated with Project Lightspeed. During his thirteen years with SBC and Ameritech, Eli developed extensive outside plant and network experience with aerial and buried wireline facilities, as well as various transmission technologies, in his ascending capacities of Installation & Repair Technician, OSP Design Engineer and Loop Capacity Planner.
"Eli is a welcome addition to our team," stated Joe Burke, vice president of sales for Charles' Telecommunications Group. "With Charles' headquarters and manufacturing facilities rooted firmly in the Midwest, Charles has strong ties to the region, and our sales presence there is in good hands under Eli's direction."
Midwestern states constituting Caliva's territory include Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
Caliva earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the Northeastern University, Chicago, and an Associate Degree in Architecture from Wilbur Wright Jr. College, Chicago.
About Charles Industries, Ltd.
2012 marks Charles Industries' 44th year as a privately held, diversified manufacturing and technology company serving telecommunications, wireless, CATV, marine and industrial markets. Founded in 1968, the company is ISO 9001:2008 and TL 9000, headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois with four U.S.-based manufacturing centers. For further information, please visit www.charlesindustries.com or call (847) 806-6300.