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Executive Profile: Jake Macleod of Powerwave Technologies

Jake Macleod
Jake Macleod

Jake Macleod is executive vice president of government solutions for Powerwave Technologies, Inc. In this position, Macleod oversees the strategic direction, product development and marketing efforts of Powerwave’s government solutions business. He is also responsible for expanding the company’s reach to new customers including the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, public safety and other government-related agencies.

Before joining Powerwave, MacLeod was principal vice president and CTO and Bechtel fellow at Bechtel Corporation. In this position, he was responsible for Bechtel’s communications engineering services.

He also held various management and executive positions at Hughes Network Systems, Federal Communications Commission, PageNet/CellNet and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

Macleod is also a member of numerous industry boards of directors including The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and is vice chair of the communications research division of the TIA.

Macleod earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Austin.

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