Management Team

Michael D. Lopata - President

Since beginning his telecom career in 1976 with one of NEC's first North American Dealers, Mike has successfully held virtually every job classification and position in the industry. In 1986, Mike took what he had learned and founded his first telecom company, Tele-Contracting Specialists, Inc. (TSI)


Following the sale of TSI (to what was then Integra Telecom, Inc.) and a very successful period with Nexus IS, Mike founded A3 Telecom, Inc. in 2003. While Mike is involved in all areas of the business, his primary responsibilities center around the day to day management of the company, providing support and assistance to the rest of the management team, and ensuring that everything A3 completes is done fairly, ethically, and honestly.

William S. Whitney - Vice President

After a career in the US Military, Bill began his telecom career in 1978 and to date, has 40 years vested in the industry. Like Mike, Bill rose through the ranks and has served with several notable companies before joining the TSI / A3 team in 1988. Historically involved in the Operations, Post-Sales, Technical Engineering, and Project Management areas, these are the specialties Bill successfully manages for A3 Telecom today.

Gregory G. Lopata - VP Solution & Application Engineering

Like Bill, Greg also joined the team in 1988 and over the years has managed several major teams within the organization. Greg managed the company's Portland operation for many years and then became an expert in many of NEC's peripheral and server based applications. Today, Greg's time is primarily dedicated to Pre-Sales design, Technical Support to our Sales team, and managing many aspects of our relationship with NEC.