As Director of Telecommunication, John Lodden manages telecommunication carrier relations for CallTower.
John has been active in the telecommunications and computer industries for over 30 years. He has worked on both management and technical operations sides of the business. John started as an computer software/computer re-seller working with the automation and telecommunication clients. Seeing the fast consolidation of the computer and telecommunication industries he moved into the converged networking of voice and data networks.
He joined Coast to Coast Telecommunication in 1992 as Director of Operations. Coast to Coast was sold to XO/Verizon in 2002, which led John to co-found MichTel, a facilitates based CLEC in Michigan. Just prior to joining Appia, he was founder and president of Michigan Network Services, a CLEC he sold in 2014. When CallTower acquired Appia in 2018, John was made Director of Telecommunication and was instrumental during the transition.