NATE Appoints McGuire UAS Committee Chairman
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | Comments

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) appointed Sam McGuire, senior director of strategy at 5x5 Technologies, to serve as the chairman of the NATE Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Committee. In this leadership role, McGuire succeeds Bryan McKernan from Consortiq, who recently accepted a new position with the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

While McGuire has spent the majority of his career working for early to mid-stage startups, he has also served the wireless industry as a tower technician. Traveling the country with his brother, he spent nearly a year in the field climbing and conducting structural inspections on more than 500 towers across the United States.

Since his days climbing, he has been solely focused on bringing new technologies to the industry. In addition to the NATE UAS Committee, Sam also serves as chair of the Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) Drones Ad Hoc Group under the TR-14 Committee.

“I am excited to serve as the Chairman of NATE’s UAS Committee and look forward to building off of Bryan McKernan’s excellent leadership and stewardship,” said Sam McGuire. “These are exciting times in the commercial drone sector, and NATE has a great opportunity to leverage the expertise of its UAS committee members and member companies to capitalize on the dynamic potential of this technology to expand use cases in the wireless infrastructure industry. I look forward collaborating with the members of the committee to continue to scale UAS operations in the industry.”

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