Jose Cantabrana, Chief Operations Officer of FTI Belman, is an experienced field engineer with wide-ranging expertise in CDMA/TDMA/GSM/DMS-100-250-500/Optical and Process engineering. As COO, he is responsible for managing the daily operations of the company and directing the engineering department. With more than 20 years of experience in the telecom industry, Cantabrana has worn many hats, most recently as Lead Detail Engineer for Field Telecomms Inc.
Originally from Mexicali, Baja California, Cantabrana moved to North Texas in the mid-‘90s and joined the team at Field Telecomms Inc. working under the company founder, John Christie. He worked at FTI for three years before leaving to pursue an opportunity with Nortel Networks, where he served as Building Studies Engineer until 2009. Cantabrana also performed on-site engineering for Ericsson before coming full circle and returning to FTI as a Detail Engineer in 2010.
After the company buyout in 2015, he transitioned into his role as COO with the goal to investigate ways to break into new markets, provide additional engineering services and diversify the customer base. As a bilingual team member, Cantabrana has been able to expand into markets like Puerto Rico and the Southwest United States and is able to successfully manage business operations with the Hispanic community.