Kari L. Carlson - President and CEO
Kari Carlson joined the family business in 1993 and worked in multiple departments and capacities before assuming the role of vice president in 2014.
Carlson began her career at Tower Systems in the Marketing and Estimating Department and in 1995 she accepted the position of Operations Divisions manager. By 2002, Carlson was responsible for managing the Southeast Division in Winter Park, FL, returning to Watertown, SD, in 2014 to assume her role as Vice President. In 2019 after Kari's father Bill Carlson passed away she assumed the role of President and CEO.
As President and CEO, Carlson manages the day to day operations of Tower Systems, Inc. with a thorough knowledge of planning, budgeting, business analysis, human resources, finances, information systems and marketing. Carlson also oversees risk management and legal activities to include letters of agreement, contracts, leases, and other legal documents.
Carlson is an active member of the National Association of Tower Erectors, Woman in Wireless Leadership Forum, the international wireless association CTIA, Colorado State Wireless Association (COWA), the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA), and several other organizations and associations.
Carlson has the business acumen, training and ability to make strategic decisions to ensure the success of the industry is committed to Tower Systems’ core operating values and is committed to conducting business in a fair and honest manner.
Eric S. Anderson
Eric Anderson has served as Tower Systems’ Director of Safety & Health since 1992 coordinating with local, state, and regional safety groups to promote a safe work environment. As Director of Safety & Health, Anderson is responsible for supervising crews, safety training, developing safety programs, and ensuring compliance with onsite audits.
Active in several organizations and associations, Anderson’s education and training includes multiple OSHA courses, first aid and CPR certifications, Alcatel-Lucent Elite Climber status, PPC training, RF awareness, including other certifications and licenses.
Lesley N. Liarikos
Lesley Liarikos joined the Tower Systems South, Inc. team in 2006 as a Marketing/Operations Assistant. In 2016 as the General Manager of Tower Systems South, Inc. she was responsible for coordinating the operations of day to day business. In 2019 she was promoted to Vice-President of the Tower Systems South, Inc. Her additional responsibilities include Planning Administration, Human Resources Management, Project Management, Financial Management, Quality Control and Administrative Management.
In addition to her qualifications as the Vice-President for Tower Systems South, Inc., she was the Office Manager for a fast-paced Architectural firm in New York City for 20 years. During her employment in New York City, she gained experience which is directly linked to her proficiency and ability as a Vice-President.
Mrs. Liarikos has strong leadership skills and good judgment. In addition, she is committed in overseeing and ensuring the business is operating efficiently and also maintaining the longevity and profitability of the business. Her communication skills, coaching and teamwork allow her to develop solid employee and customer relations.
Midwest Division Corporate Headquarters
Tower Systems, Inc.
17226 447th Avenue
PO Box 1474
Watertown, SD 57201
P: (605) 886-0930 | F: (605) 886-0932
Tower Systems South, Inc.
3075 North Forsyth Road
Winter Park, FL 32792
P: (407) 681-0500 | F: (407) 681-0501
FL GC License # CGC1515834
February 17-20, 2020
June 1 -4, 2020