Chief Enterprise Architect, RF Connect
A veteran of the wireless industry, Doug Kwiatkowski brings a deep background in wireless technologies and radio frequency (RF) as well as business process, team development, and project management to his role as Chief Enterprise Architect of Private Wireless Networks where his focus includes innovating and expanding RF Connect’s private wireless solutions portfolio and leading a specialized engineering team responsible for the design, deployment, and management of these networks.
Doug got his start at Royal Radio in Royal Oak, MI as a Technician for Automotive and Home electronics, a family owned and operated company. He was then hired at Ford Motor Company as an Apprentice Engineer for the Audio Engineering group designing radios for Ford vehicles. He also worked at Metro Cell communications, before working for 28 years at Verizon Wireless. He held many positions at Verizon, including Director of Engineering. When he left Verizon, he was a Principal RF Engineer working on 5G network deployments.
He has received numerous recognitions from his previous employers, including the 2011 Verizon Network Employee of the Year. He holds a patent for a new type of Ultra-Wide-Banded Antenna that is used in stadiums or venues beginning in 2017 (#9,761,957). He was responsible for DAS deployments for Fortune 100 enterprise accounts across the US, including Ford, GM and Stellantis. Doug has designed and deployed thousands of networks, as well as hundreds of small cells and hundreds of cell sites in the mid-west. Doug continues to be an inventor and create products for problems with no solutions. He has been working on pLTE since the release of CBRS spectrum in 2015 from the FCC.
Doug was raised in Sterling Heights, Michigan and is a graduate of Macomb Community College. After Macomb, he attended Lawrence Technology University and graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree and is pursuing his MBA. He enjoys playing golf, walking, hiking, and woodworking. He spends weekends at his family house on McCullum Lake, MI.