Guy Lagendyk

Guy Lagendyk


Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology – Devry University; Masters Degree in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) – Ashland University

Favorite Social Activity

Golf, Wood Turning

Most Embarrassing Professional Moment

As a new employee of the Cellular One Company, I was at my first management meeting as was the President of our company.  She was a young high energy executive, and I was told very relaxed and amicable.  I thought I would make a good impression by approaching her first and introducing myself.  I said “Hello Sherie my name is Guy”. She said “hello Guy, um – who is Sherie”?  I was so young and nervous I called her by my wife’s first name instead of hers. She was a good sport about it – but great first impression…

First Concert

Doobie Brothers – 1975

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Director of Engineering


Guy brings to Essentia a wealth of telecommunications technical and managerial experience.  With 22 years of wireless technical knowledge Guy is providing the guidance and support to help Essentia and our customers to navigate through the exciting fast changing technological advances of wireless 4G and 5G networking deployment.

Employment History

Guy lagendyk has spent over 37 years in the telecommunications engineering profession holding a multitude of engineering and operations leadership roles. The last 22 years Guy held several executive level engineering and operations positions with Verizon Wireless including Director Of Operations, Director Of Engineering, and Director of System Performance.  In those roles Guy led a highly experienced team of professionals in the design, planning, and implementation of Verizon’s industry leading and award winning 4G and 5G based data and voice wireless network.

Guys defining achievement was overseeing the planning, design , budgetary management, and deployment of Verizon’s evolution from CDMA wireless technology to today’s state of the art 4G LTE and 5G network over a four state market in the Midwest.  This achievement encompassed hundreds of millions of dollars of 4G LTE network equipment including the placement of macro and small cells, LTE and VoLTE network elements, CRAN/LTE Advanced technologies, switching equipment, and in-building and large venue DAS systems.

Civic and Board Involvement

20 year veteran of the local community fire department Various activities with the local school district including, youth coaching, and Officer of the Athletic Department Boosters Group IEEE

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– Director, Fortune 500 Defense Contractor