John Arthur

President & CEO

John Arthur is the founder of Wireless EDGE and has been the principal executive since the company’s inception in 1998. He is responsible for tower business development including municipal and public agency projects. Mr. Arthur has an extensive background in wireless implementation, engineering and construction.

Mr. Arthur was formerly the Program Manager for NextWave Wireless’s NY-Metro Region. He was responsible for management, engineering, and implementation of PCS networks for the New York market as well as national implementation and construction standards for NextWave.

Prior to joining NextWave, Mr. Arthur held several positions with Loral’s Weather Systems division in Great Neck, New York, and was involved with numerous military and commercial projects in the fields of electronics packaging, radar, and antenna system design.

Mr. Arthur received a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of New York, a member of the Association of Public-safety Communications Officials – International (APCO) and a member of the New York Landmarks Conservancy Professional Circle. Mr. Arthur is credited with several U.S. and international patents in antenna and component design. Currently, Mr. Arthur is serving on the WIA’s President’s Advisory Board.

Ed Dawson

Vice President of Site Development

Ed Dawson is responsible for tower portfolio business development, carrier liaison, special telecommunication projects and government relations.

Mr. Dawson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in real estate and construction management to the Wireless EDGE team. Mr. Dawson was formerly VP of Corporate Development at Crosslink Wireless, responsible for over 200 employees while leading business development and operations. His responsibilities included negotiating carrier and turf vendor master service contracts and he provided lead marketing for seven corporate offices nationwide.

In 1998, Mr. Dawson joined Berliner Communications Inc. as Site Acquisition Director and led a large team of Site Acquisition and Zoning Specialists on many projects for all the major carriers nationwide. Key markets included New York Tri-State area, Boston, Rhode Island, Chicago, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Mid-Atlantic.

Prior to the telecommunications industry Mr. Dawson was a property manager in New York City for Clifford Companies managing a portfolio of buildings in the downtown Wall Street area. Responsibilities included managing building staff, leasing, and construction of tenant improvements. Mr. Dawson attended the NYU School of Real Estate and Construction of Professional Studies and received his Real-Estate license in 1986.