Santa Barbara, CA (June 14, 2011) – Tempest Telecom Solutions LLC, a leading supplier of infrastructure equipment and related services to carriers and network operators, continues to see growth with the industry seeking more efficient, more cost effective backhaul solutions to accommodate the tremendous growth in data traffic.

With its expansion, Tempest welcomes Ray Trujillo to its management team as Sr. Director Strategic Sales – Field Services where he will focus on backhaul and transport business development to grow services programs in response to the needs of Tempest customers.  Ray brings over 20 years of telecommunications engineering, field services and operations experience, with over 16 years at wireless operators, T-Mobile and Centennial Wireless.  In these organizations, he served as the primary technical interface for transport and microwave networks between customers and the company to assemble requirements and integrate them into creative solutions.

“We are very excited to have Ray join our team,” said Jessica Firestone, Chief Executive Officer at Tempest.  “With the level of expertise and personalized customer support Ray is used to providing, we know our customers are in good hands.”

Tempest’s highly skilled Field Services Team holds a reputation for unparalleled customer support, with expert services ranging from new backhaul build-outs to technology migrations and comprehensive network upgrades.

Tempest’s Field Services Division is headquartered in Carrollton, TX.