President and General Manager, Angela (Ang) Ledford joined Aluma Tower Company in 2014. Prior to joining Aluma, Ang held numerous leadership and executive positions in the telecommunications infrastructure industry spanning operations, product design and development, manufacturing, sales and marketing, human resources, customer service, and IT.
During her 20+ year career, Ang’s business success is attributed to two primary objectives; first, drive 100% customer satisfaction by developing quality products at a competitive price with on-time delivery; second, offer continuous efforts to streamline and optimize company resources and processes in order to obtain optimal profitability for the company’s shareholders.
Ang holds an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from DeVry Institute of Technology, where she graduated Magna cum laude, a Project Management Certification from Villanova University, as well as numerous technical certifications.
Vice President Finance, David Pascale is the company’s Controller and principal accounting officer. David is responsible for “day-to-day” accounting operations, including financial statement preparation and analysis. Dave also assists the President/GM with cash management, budgeting, and strategic financial planning.
David has held a variety of positions as a Controller and Chief Financial Officer in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, including positions as the Controller for a publicly-held finance company and Chief Financial Officer for a human services agency.
David is a certified public accountant (Regulated by the State of New York) and holds an advanced degree in management from the College of Saint Rose.
Vice President of Operations, John Hall joined Aluma in March 2016. Prior to joining Aluma, John’s 20+ year career in the Marine Industry included positions in Operations Management, Production Management, Customer Service, Business Process/ Quality Management, and ERP Implementation. John attributes his accomplishments to utilization of a fact-based, process-oriented approach towards reaching goals in support of customer satisfaction and organizational objectives.In his current role, John will lead the operations team towards more efficient and streamlined processes. These efforts will include the implementation phase of Lean methodology and full utilization of the company’s ERP/MRP system. By working closely with the entire Aluma team, John will ensure that quality, safety, efficiency, and on-time delivery are achieved.
Vice President Sales and Marketing, Ricardo Amaral joined Aluma Tower Company in 2010 as Director of Marketing and was promoted to VP of Sales and Marketing in 2012. Prior to joining Aluma, Ricardo held several leadership positions in the hospitality and entertainment industry with management roles in operations, product development, marketing, customer service, crisis management, and IT. During his 15+ year career, Ricardo’s business success is attributed to delivering personal customer service during every phase of the product lifecycle. Ricardo is an expert at branding and transforming and continues to be a force in innovation at Aluma. Since joining Aluma, Ricardo has implemented a successful sales and marketing methodology, which has helped the company successfully process more than 550 diverse projects, meeting his sales objectives time-after-time. In 2015, Ricardo leaded the company to achieve its best sales year in its organizational history. In 2014, Ricardo focused on driving operational excellence and prepared Aluma’s team to automate core systems, reduce costs, and optimize resources. Ricardo holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Central Florida, Nicholson School of Communications and a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Marketing from University of Central Maranhão – Brazil, where he graduated Magna cum Laude. Ricardo is fluent in four languages (Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian) and holds numerous management and technical certifications.
Vice President of Engineering, Craig Davis originally joined Aluma Tower Company in 2004 as a Mechanical Engineer and Designer. He has held a number of key management positions at Aluma Tower including Assistant General Manager, Engineering Configurations Manager, and Operations Manager. Craig brought a keen technical expertise to our product lines from the experiences he gained from working at IBM, Raymond Forklifts, and Freedom Plastics. Since joining Aluma Tower, Craig has helped implement innovations such as the patented unguyed tower system, the patented SMART tower solution, and the C-130 capable “Scorpion” mobile tower system. These products have set the stage for Aluma Tower to continue to lead the industry and become the premiere provider of aluminum towers and mobile deployable platforms worldwide.
In his current role, Craig will drive operations towards a more efficient and streamlined function. These efforts will include the implementation of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, utilization and scale of the company’s ERP system, and strict inventory management. By working closely with the entire operations team, Craig will ensure that quality, safety, efficiency, and on-time delivery are achieved.
Craig holds his AAS degree in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY and is completing his BS degree in Organizational Management at Indian River State College. He is a forward thinker, and possesses a wealth of tribal knowledge in all facets of our business. Craig continues to help the company set and reach their goals.