Chief Operating Officer
Allen Shipman is the Chief Operating Officer of Infrastructure Networks. He has an extensive background in telecommunications and IIOT. Prior to joining Infrastructure Networks, Allen was the CEO and cofounder of Tech Forge Labs an IIOT technology development company. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Texas Energy Network. At Texas Energy Network he was responsible for the design and deployment of 79 LTE eNodeB’s on 39 cell towers covering more than 24,000 square miles. Allen was a founding member of Texas Energy Network and held a seat on the Board of Directors.
Previously, Allen held a number of management positions at Level 3 / Broadwing Communications including Director of Network Architecture, Director of Circuit Design and Provisioning, Sr. Manager of Network Planning, and Sr. Manager of Systems Engineering. He started his professional career at Wiltel Communications (Worldcom) where he held roles in Systems Engineering, Data Systems Engineering, and the Fiber Optics Test and Acceptance group. Allen has a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University.