Leadership

Our on-staff RF Engineers hold BSEE degrees and have over 30 years of experience in the cellular and mobile radio wireless industry. Our installation staff is equally capable, performing virtually all the installation tasks required for each of our in-building installations including surveying, cable pulling, antenna mounting, commissioning, testing and maintenance.

Roger Cassell

President & CEO

ABOUT ROGER >

Roger Cassell

President & CEO

Roger Cassell has been President and CEO of Communications Electronics’ (CE) since 1996. He is a member of the Communications Electronics Executive Committee, the Motorola Service Advisory Committee and Board Member of the Eastern Division of Motorola Service Shops Association (EDMSSA).
In addition to his leadership role at CE, Roger is a Board Member of the Independent Can Company, Board Member of the Baltimore County Foundation, Director of Farmers and Merchants Bank, Managing Member of Cassell Group, Managing Member of 1924 Group, Managing Member of 1955 Group, co-owner of Revonah Bakery, co-owner of Club 2000 and co-owner of LCB Limited.

Glenn Cassell

Founder & Chairman

ABOUT GLENN >

Glenn Cassell

Founder & Chairman

Glenn D. Cassell founded Communications Electronics, Inc. in 1976 along with two co-founders. By 1984, CE moved to Deereco Road in Timonium and the co-founders had left the business. It was at this time CE had the opportunity to start in the cellular business and Glenn took advantage of the new technology he thought would bring significant change to the industry.
Before becoming President, CEO and Chairman of CE, Glenn filled many roles in the radio business. He served as a Radio Service Tech, Installer, Salesperson, Manager, President, Vice President, with other organizations before becoming President, CEO, and Chairman of CE.

Glenn Lesley

Chief Operations Officer

ABOUT GLENN >

Roger Cassell

President & CEO

As President and CEO, Roger Cassell is committed to improving the communities where we live and around the world. Starting 40 years ago as an installer then earning his FCC License before moving into a sales and sales management role, Roger’s diverse wireless industry experience makes him uniquely qualified to lead our organization in providing customers with the world-class technologies that allow them to connect in the moments that matter.

An innovator in the industry, Roger constantly works with the Communications Electronics team to determine how emerging technologies can be leveraged to solve organizational challenges. Roger is grateful to be part of a second-generation family business and values the legacy of the organization while supporting the promotion and development of the “CE Family.” He believes in servant leadership and learns from the daily interactions that he has with customers, employees and vendors.

Roger is actively involved in communities outside of Communications Electronics, including the Baltimore County Police Foundation (Treasurer), SOZO Children, Nothings Wasted, Catholic Community of Saint Francis of Xavier Parish Stewardship Committee, and various other roles in other businesses, organizations and charities.

Glenn Cassell

Founder & Chairman

Glenn Cassell serves as Chairman of the Board and as a member of the Communications Electronics Executive Committee. He is active in monitoring comprehensive business operations, establishing foundational goals, and leading the charge for customer service and innovation.

Glenn Lesley

Chief Operations Officer

As Chief Operations Officer (COO), Glenn oversees company operations, engineering, IT, facilities, fleet and the integration of acquisitions. In addition, he leads the Sales & Marketing for two business units. Glenn operates as a strategic partner to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer in formulation of corporate strategy and driving

Glenn has 30+ years of operations and administration experience within the wireless industry, mobile network operations, field service, depot level repair, retail, including publicly-traded and private/family owned company environments. He began his career in the USAF, as a Satellite Communications & Doppler Radar Technician. As an Equipment Engineer at Bell Atlantic Mobile he was tasked with overseeing special projects and the deployment of new technologies and was quickly promoted to support the implementation of a retail strategy. His leadership and teambuilding strengths emerged early in his career as he led numerous business units for AMERICOM. During his tenure, Glenn launched several national business units and then went on to managed four Wireless Handset Repair locations taking the organization through rapid growth. Glenn went on to serve as VP-General Manager for seventeen years with System Integrators, a national wireless integrator specializing in tailored solutions for Mobile Network Operators to include Cell Site, DAS and Small Cell deployments, upgrades and maintenance.execution of key initiatives. He is a member of the Communication Electronics Senior Management and Executive Committee.

Glenn has always been active in his community, serving as a Big Brother in Biloxi, MS, supported the Special Olympics, Boy Scouts of America and Junior Achievement of South Central, PA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, University College and was a member of Vistage from 2012 through 2017.

Glenn Lesley

Chief Operations Officer

As Chief Operations Officer (COO), Glenn oversees company operations, engineering, IT, facilities, fleet and the integration of acquisitions. In addition, he leads the Sales & Marketing for two business units. Glenn operates as a strategic partner to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer in formulation of corporate strategy and driving execution of key initiatives. He is a member of the Communication Electronics Senior Management and Executive Committee. Glenn has 30+ years of operations and administration experience within the wireless industry, mobile network operations, field service, depot level repair, retail, including publicly-traded and private/family owned company environments. He began his career in the USAF, as a Satellite Communications & Doppler Radar Technician. As an Equipment Engineer at Bell Atlantic Mobile he was tasked with overseeing special projects and the deployment of new technologies and was quickly promoted to support the implementation of a retail strategy. His leadership and teambuilding strengths emerged early in his career as he led numerous business units for AMERICOM. During his tenure, Glenn launched several national business units and then went on to managed four Wireless Handset Repair locations taking the organization through rapid growth. Glenn went on to serve as VP-General Manager for seventeen years with System Integrators, a national wireless integrator specializing in tailored solutions for Mobile Network Operators to include Cell Site, DAS and Small Cell deployments, upgrades and maintenance.
Glenn has always been active in his community, serving as a Big Brother in Biloxi, MS, supported the Special Olympics, Boy Scouts of America and Junior Achievement of South Central, PA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, University College and was a member of Vistage from 2012 through 2017.

Tim Strickler​

Chief Financial Officer​

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Tim Strickler​

Chief Financial Officer​

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Tim oversees corporate accounting, financial reporting, tax compliance and strategy, financial planning, performance analysis, cash flow, treasury, risk management, and underlying systems. Tim operates as a strategic partner to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer in formulation of corporate strategy and driving execution of key initiatives. He is a member of the Communication Electronics Executive Committee. Tim has 25 years of corporate finance and administration experience within the professional service, manufacturing, retail and public accounting sectors, including both private equity and publicly-traded company environments. He began his career at KPMG, one of the largest global CPA firms. Tim went on to serve in positions of increasing responsibility, domestically and in Europe, within a global Fortune 500 manufacturer later acquired by Johnson Controls. He then held progressive leadership posts within The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. for 15 years. In recent years, he operated an independent consultancy practice and most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Advantage Engineers, LLC.
Tim has been active in his community, serving on non-profit boards throughout the years and as a guest writer on leadership topics for the Central Penn Business Journal. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Michael Cassell​

Chief Technology Officer​

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Michael Cassell​

Chief Technology Officer​

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Scott Cassell​

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer​

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Tim Strickler​

Chief Financial Officer​

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Tim Strickler oversees finance and administration, corporate accounting, financial reporting, tax compliance/strategy, budgeting, performance analysis, treasury, risk management, human resources, and underlying systems and controls. Tim operates as a strategic partner to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer in formulating corporate strategy and driving execution of key initiatives. He is also a member of the Communication Electronics Executive Committee.

Tim has 30 years of corporate finance and administration experience within the professional service, manufacturing, retail and public accounting sectors, including both private equity and publicly traded company environments. He began his career at KPMG, then went on to serve in positions of increasing responsibility, domestically and in Europe, within a global Fortune 500 manufacturer later acquired by Johnson Controls. He also held progressive leadership posts within The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. for 15 years. Further, Tim operated an independent consultancy practice for several years and most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Advantage Engineers, LLC.

Tim has been active in his community, serving on nonprofit boards for many years, and currently serving as a School Board Director in York, Pennsylvania.  He is also a guest writer on leadership topics for the Central Penn Business Journal. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Michael Cassell​

Chief Technology Officer​

Michael Cassell has been involved in the wireless business for more than 30 years and currently serves as the CTO of Communications Electronics. Upon rejoining the business in 2002, Michael formed the In-Building Solutions Group serving both the Public Safety and Mobile Operator industries.

Prior to Communications Electronics, Michael served in engineering and business development roles for LCC International, leading on-site engineering teams to design mobile telephony networks for operators around the world. He also previously worked as a Director of Business Development for Aether Systems in Maryland.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and is also a member of the NEDAS Advisory Council, where he helps shape the association’s strategic planning. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board for Crossroads Community Church in Westminster, MD.

Scott Cassell​

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer​

As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Communications Electronics, Scott Cassell is responsible for establishing and supporting the company’s technical vision. He is also responsible for contract support, technical support, communication system design and technician development.

Scott has been with CE since its launch in 1976 and has filled many roles including installer, road technician, shop technician, tower mechanic, shop manager and Director of Services.

Outside of work, Scott enjoys playing golf, softball, basketball and working on antique cars.

Scott Cassell​

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer​

As Vice President and CTO of Communications Electronics Inc., Scott Cassell is instrumental in establishing and supporting the company’s technical vision.
Scott has been with CE since its startup in 1976 and has filled many roles such as installer, Road Technician, Shop technician, Tower mechanic, Shop Manager, Director of Services and the current position of CTO.

Vicki Borders​

Vice President Human Resource​

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Scott Cassell​

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer​

As Vice President and CTO of Communications Electronics Inc., Scott Cassell is instrumental in establishing and supporting the company’s technical vision.
Scott has been with CE since its startup in 1976 and has filled many roles such as installer, Road Technician, Shop technician, Tower mechanic, Shop Manager, Director of Services and the current position of CTO.

Jeremy Krug

Director of In-Building Sales

ABOUT JEREMY>​

Scott Cassell​

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer​

As Vice President and CTO of Communications Electronics Inc., Scott Cassell is instrumental in establishing and supporting the company’s technical vision.
Scott has been with CE since its startup in 1976 and has filled many roles such as installer, Road Technician, Shop technician, Tower mechanic, Shop Manager, Director of Services and the current position of CTO.

Laura Rossi

Director of Human Resources

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Vicki Borders​

Vice President Human Resource​

With more than four decades at Communications Electronics, Vicki Borders serves as Human Resources Advisor and member of the Board of Directors, Executive Directors and the Executive Commitment. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
As part of succession and retirement planning, Vicki recently stepped down from her role as Vice President of Human Resources and maintains her work as an active member of the HR team by providing consulting, project management, insurance and benefits support. She has played a key role in company acquisitions, system upgrades and integrations, financial management and reporting over her tenure. Vicki is also a member of several commercial real estate holding companies.

Jeremy Krug

Director of In-Building Sales

A member of the Communications Electronics team for more than 25 years, Jeremy Krug joined the company installing mobile phones as a summer job and today serves as Director of In-Building Sales. He has also served as Regional Sales Manger for the company’s cellular business.
He credits his field experience for developing his expertise in customer service and business operations while providing a broader business perspective and appreciation for each role through Communications Electronics and the importance of relationships among employees, customers, vendors and partners.
With a focus on constant learning and “staying curious,” Jeremy has played a key role in delivering numerous company-wide strategic initiatives.

Laura Rossi

Director of Human Resources

Laura Rossi joined Communications Electronics in 2020 as the Director of Human Resources. Prior to Communications Electronics, she served as the Director of Human Resources at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). During her tenure at MICA, in addition to providing strategic leadership and consultation to employees and managers, she was part of a small team that was responsible for the design and implementation of a new ERP system to manage college-wide Finance and Human Resources functions.

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COVID-19 Update & Our Commitment to You

*Last Updated 3/26/20

CE continues operations as an essential service provider

To our valued customers and partners, 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and across the globe, we want to reinforce that Communications Electronics’ number one priority is keeping our employees, partners, and customers safe. Our team has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service while remaining focused on the health and safety of our staff and clients. We are fortunate to have ample technology and significant experience with working remotely.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Motorola Solutions is providing recommended cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for our radios, body-worn cameras and accessories based on our current and best understanding of radio hygiene. You can review their recommended equipment cleaning guidelines here.

Communications Electronics provides a critical service as defined by the Department of Homeland Security. Our business supplies crucial equipment and vital services to fill the urgent needs of telecommunications companies, service providers, emergency responders, law enforcement, and a multitude of private entities throughout the nation. Therefore, we will continue operations at this time and are fully available to serve you.

If you have any questions during this time, please contact your CE representative. We are here to help you.

We thank you for your continued patronage. Communications Electronics will strive to maintain exceptional service to our customers during this difficult time. Wishing you good health.

Roger Cassell
President & CEO
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3/13/20

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and across the globe, we want to let everyone know that Communications Electronics’number one priority is to keep our employees, partners, and customers safe. Here is an update on preparations and steps we have taken to date. Two weeks ago, CE assembled a cross-disciplinary COVID-19 Management Team to actively monitor the situation and make recommendations to leadership. We have been assessing the situation daily, remaining vigilant, and following recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local authorities. We’ve assembled guidance for our employee teams, pursuant to these recommendations.

As you know, the situation is evolving rapidly, and COVID-19 is affecting people differently, depending on their location and situation. As a result, flexible solutions are needed. CE Senior Management is considering all options, including the possibility of asking staff to work remotely.

While we remain focused on the health and safety of our staff and those around us, we also remain committed to serving our customers. Fortunately, we have technology in place and significant experience with working remotely. We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service. Operational teams have been working to identify potential needs and strategies associated with full-virtual delivery of services. Project managers and supervisors are actively having preparedness discussions with our teams. Our IT team has been reviewing and testing systems and protocols, to ensure necessary tools and support for staff to operate virtually. Everyone has a role to play.

If you have questions or feedback, you can reach the COVID-19 Management Team at Safety@Talkcei.com.

Being flexible and able to overcome big challenges is part of what makes us who we are. We have the infrastructure, skills, and desire to support each other, while providing the highest level of service to our customers. Obviously, this is a fast moving, fluid situation affecting our country and the world. We will update our guidance and decisions as the situation changes. Please continue to monitor the CDC Website for updates.

We hope that you and your family are well,

Glenn Lesley
Chief Operations Officer
Communications Electronics