Dominic Villecco has more than 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. As V‑COMM’s founder and president, he has led the company from two employees to more than 50, with two main offices on the East coast. He is a qualified expert witness in telecommunications engineering in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Michigan. He has also testified in Federal court on behalf of the FCC and US Department of Justice in two high-profile cases. Prior to founding V‑COMM in 1995, Mr. Villecco led all engineering efforts for Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc. and Comcast International Holdings. As former Director of Engineering for American Cellular Network Corporation (AMCELL), he helped design the first regional cellular network in the United States with propriety automatic call delivery among independent carriers. Mr. Villecco’s expertise provides a positive impact upon his clients’ growth rates and their ability to secure financing from key vendors.
Mr. Villecco previously served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Advisors for Drexel University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2001. He also served as Chairman of the Technical Subcommittee for the Association of Public Safety Officials-International, Inc. (APCO) Region 28 and its 700 MHz initiatives. Mr. Villecco is recognized as a telecommunications expert by the FCC and the US Department of Justice. He is currently the Vice President and Chair of the Public Safety Committee for the New Jersey Wireless Association (NJWA) and is on the Advisory Council for Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association.
Vice President of RF Engineering
With more than 35 years in telecom engineering, Mr. Stern is an expert in all wireless transmission formats: OFDM, TDMA, CDMA, GSM, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, P25 and wireless data technologies. As a V‑COMM executive, Mr. Stern was a key driver in launching the first PCS network in New York City. In addition, he directed V‑COMM in redesigning networks in several top-ten markets, improving network performance and increasing network capacity 150 percent. Mr. Stern oversaw the upgrade of a number of public safety networks including vendor RFP’s, network design, equipment specifications and project management.
Before joining V‑COMM, Mr. Stern directed the implementation of emerging digital technologies, test and evaluation of pre-commercial CDMA and the testing and execution of a CDPD data solution for Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc. Previously, as Program Manager for Motorola, Inc., he was responsible for new systems and growth product implementation in the entire New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia region. Mr. Stern currently sits on the technical committees for APCO’s Regions 8 and 28, providing guidance for frequency planning, 700 MHz usage and interference issues.
Vice President of Network Engineering
Mr. Coover has more than 36 years of experience in the telecommunications Industry and has been involved with all the major media formats, with specific expertise in voice, data, video and wireless technologies. As a V‑COMM executive, he manages the company’s Network Engineering division, overseeing the design and implementation of multiple projects; commercial and private voice, data and broadcast networks on a regional and national scale, as well as public safety networks and dispatch centers. He is directly engaged in the design and implementation of multiple indoor and outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems and small cell systems for commercial wireless and public safety sectors in various public and private venues and mass transit systems.
Prior to joining V‑COMM, Mr. Coover was employed at Comcast Cellular Communications. He worked with the network engineering team and oversaw system implementation and managed day-to-day operations for its wireless properties. He spent 10 years with Metromedia – ITT as manager of the Network Management Center with responsibility for daily network functions of the national switching and transport networks. Mr. Coover began his career at WWVU‑TV after attending West Chester University and is a current member of APCO.