Management and Staff

Global Wireless Solutions

President and CEO

John Elliott currently heads GWST overseeing Sales operations. John Elliott has 10 years wireless sales and implementation experience with up to 3,500 networks up and running successfully. John has 25 years of leadership experience managing and developing companies with $1-$5Million gross revenue.

Chief Operating Officer

Richard R. Sopha has more than 25 years of Executive Management experience in the Telecommunications world. Rick received his Bachelors Degree from Wayne State University and has spent the majority of his career working for Fortune 100 Telecom Companies. His experience covers engineering, construction and operations of both cellular and wire line networks. As COO of GWST Rick holds responsibility for Operations and Business Relations.

Professional Team

Legal: Gregg T. Bailey, Attorney at Law - Offices in Atlanta, Georgia
Accounting: George V. Famiglio, Jr. & Associates, CPA’s-Established in Sarasota, Florida in 1971. Certified Public Accountant with Masters Degree in Taxation. Member of AICPA and FICAPA. Admitted to Practice in U.S. Tax Court. MT, CFP, CFS

Human Resources

Darrell Laughlin brings more than 30 years experience in Human Resources and Marketing. Darrell majored in Business Administration from University of California at Long Beach State and has worked for DOD contractors and as a career coaching consultant to nationally recognized firms such as Ford Motor Co. General Motors, IBM and more.

Administrative Management

Joanne Fowkes is responsible for all administrative and billing functions. Joanne has spent the past 9 years working in the wireless industry with over 20 years office management, administrative and accounting experience including many State, Federal and ISO 9001 audits.

Technology and Worldwide Business Development

Doug Harman, CTO of GWST is responsible for the technological development of the company’s wireless products and brings along a wealth of network experience. Doug has been integral in the development of hardware and software for one of the first commercially available firewall products. He also was part of the team that developed the first WiFi Access Point for Lucent Technologies and Apple Computer. He is extensive experience in designing large scale point to multipoint wireless networks with his latest project designing the network for the city of Dublin, Ohio. Mr. Harman was integral in the deployment of nearly 1,000 WISP networks worldwide. He oversaw the training of over 300 company’s in wireless network design. One of Mr. Harman’s products was recently select by Network World as one of the 20 best technologies in the last 20 years. He owns two U.S. patents and is regarded as a leader in wireless technology.


Phil Luck has 20 years experience in consulting, data networks and RF technology. He is a licensed network professional and Motorola design certified engineer. Phil has implemented numerous enterprise networks involving data, voice and video. He has consulted with many Government agencies and fortune 500 companies, including those involved in oil and gas exploration. Phil employs network engineers, RF engineers and experienced tower crews for turnkey implementations worldwide.

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