THE SOLiD AMERICAS TEAM

Dr. Seung Hee Lee
Dr. Seung Hee Lee
Chief Executive Officer

Seung Hee Lee co-founded SOLiD Inc. in November 1998 and currently serves as President and co-CEO of SOLiD Inc. and CEO of SOLiD Americas. During the early stages of SOLiD, Dr. Lee led the company’s technology development as CTO and provided executive leadership and guidance as COO. Under his direction, SOLiD has grown to be a leading provider of wireless coverage solutions for communication networks, including NR, LTE, CDMA, WCDMA, WiBro (mobile WiMax), and satellite digital multimedia broadcasting networks. Before SOLiD, Dr. Lee was a senior member of the technical staff at SAIT (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology), leading research on digital communication technologies. In 1998, he was appointed as a technology consultant for the future strategy team at Samsung and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Dr. Lee holds a B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Korea University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.


Dr. Joon Chung
Chairman of the Board, Chief Strategy Officer

Joon Chung co-founded SOLiD Inc. in November 1998 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board and co-CEO.  Dr. Chung is responsible for developing, overseeing, and leading global business activities in this capacity. He collaborates with the Board to define and articulate its vision and determine product research and business strategies to achieve that vision. He develops and monitors strategies for ensuring the long-term financial viability of the company.  As Chairman of the Board and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for SOLiD Americas, Dr. Chung will focus on strategic planning processes and their execution to enhance existing and new business in the USA market.  This focus on growth includes analyzing market activity to identify strategic initiatives, developing long-term strategic growth plans, and identifying strategic partnerships and potential merger and acquisition targets.   The CSO will work with the USA leadership team to ensure alignment on strategic goals that fulfill the business plan’s objectives and evaluate results.   Before SOLiD, Dr. Chung was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at KT and a Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Seoul National University and earned a master’s and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.


Ken Sandfeld
President, Americas

Ken Sandfeld is President of SOLiD Americas and is responsible for SOLiD’s wireless coverage and capacity enhancing product portfolio including Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Optical Transport solutions. Ken’s wireless experience spans over 20 years with industry notables including Spectrian, Remec and MobileAccess. With a proven track record launching innovative wireless technology, Ken is focused on solving the industry’s densification challenges by bringing SOLiD’s Next Generation DAS solutions for indoor and outdoor applications as well as advanced tunable DWDM & high capacity passive CWDM optical solutions that provide ultra-densification of wireless coverage across all verticals and venues.


Karl Schneider
Chief Financial Officer

As Global CFO, Karl Schneider provides executive leadership and oversight of the SOLiD’s global financial operations and initiatives. Prior to joining SOLiD, Karl spent 13 years as Zoran Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer, where under his guidance, the company grew revenues from $44 million to over $500 million. Karl’s financial leadership spans a wide variety of technology sectors and an impressive multinational and global portfolio. Mr. Schneider is a former CPA and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from San Diego State University.


Scott Deweese
Scott Deweese
Senior Vice President, Sales, Americas

Scott Deweese is the Senior Vice President of Sales for SOLiD, responsible for sales and business development across the Americas.  Scott brings SOLiD over 20 years of business development, sales, operations, and executive management experience in the wireless industry. Scott joined SOLiD in 2016 as Sr. VP of Operations responsible for all post-sales operations across the Americas.  Before joining the SOLiD team, Scott served as the Executive Vice President of Intenna Systems and had sales leadership roles with MobileAccess and Andrew Corporation.  Scott served 6 years on active duty as a commissioned officer in the United States Army upon graduating from the University of Central Florida.


Shane Hague
Vice President, Business Development, Americas

Shane Hague returned to SOLiD in 2020 as the Vice President of Business Development, responsible for leading the strategic accounts and business development initiatives across the Americas.  Shane has over 20 years of sales and business development experience in cellular and in-building wireless and the DAS industry. Shane originally joined SOLiD in 2011 to lead sales across the western U.S., then developed the national Third Party Owner channel program. Before joining SOLiD, Shane held positions with A.G. Communication Systems (Lucent), Xertex Tech/Centurion Wireless, NEXTEL, Sprint, and LINX Wireless. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.


Seung Jong Kim
Seung Jong Kim
Vice President, Operations

Seung Jong Kim serves as Vice President of Operations and is responsible for strategic business operations including product forecast, procurement and logistics for the Americas market. Seung Jong has over 17 years of global sales, business development, and operations experience in the wireless industry, with 13 years focused in the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) market at SOLiD. Prior to joining SOLiD, Seung Jong held business development roles at Tellord for convergence network, ubiquitous sensor network and telemetry solutions.


Slavko Djukic
Vice President, Product Line Management and Technology, Americas

Slavko Djukic has more than twenty years of experience in telecommunications products and services. Before joining SOLiD, he served as Zinwave’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for setting and delivering its wireless technology roadmap. Before Zinwave, he served as Ericsson’s head of strategy and solutions for various wireless technologies. Before that, he served in a global wireless role for Corning and a leadership role with Powerwave, where he built and led the wireless solutions organization for the Americas. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama and his M.S.E.E. from the University of Colorado.


Doug Bierbower
Vice President, Marketing

As Vice President of Marketing, Doug Bierbower is responsible for SOLiD’s marketing strategy, product marketing, social media, and customer communications.  Doug held previous roles at SOLiD in product management and business development.  Before working at SOLiD, Doug was responsible for product line management at InnerWireless and Black Box.  With more than 20 years in telecommunications and 16 years of inbuilding wireless experience, including system design, optimization, technical support, project management, product management, and sales engineering, Doug has a holistic view of the industry.  Doug holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  He served in the United States Army as a paratrooper, a medic, and is a veteran of Desert Storm.