The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced the election of a new chair and vice-chair to lead its TR-14 Structural Standards for Communication and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures Engineering Committee.
Bryan Lanier, Director, Customer Engineering at American Tower Corp., Raleigh, N.C. will lead TR-14 for a two-year term as its chairman. David (Dave) Hawkins, President, Paul J Ford & Company – Structural Engineers, of Columbus, Ohio was elected as the committee’s vice-chairman.
Lanier, an experienced engineering director was appointed as secretary of TR-14 in 2012.
Hawkins has been involved in telecommunications industry since 1994 and has been a participating member of TIA TR-14 since 1997. He has served as a chair, task group leader, a member of several subcommittees and task groups of the ANSI/TIA-222-G and ANSI/TIA-222-H standards.
Lanier appointed Christopher Ply, Vice President at Engineered Tower Solutions, PLLC, Raleigh-Durham, NC to serve as a Secretary of TR-14.
Ply has a long record as a practicing structural and civil engineer in the telecommunications field. He has experience in structural analysis, modification design, site design, forensic investigations, and field services of telecommunications structures. He currently leads a team of engineers completing structural and civil projects.
“We are honored to welcome the new leaders of the TR-14 Engineering Committee,” said David Bain, Vice President, Standards of TIA. “These new leaders receive the TR-14 torch at an historic inflection point, as the industry employs new tools to rise to the demands and opportunities of 5G.”