Exceptional People, Reliable Products, Technical Expertise. That’s The WAV Difference.
Get It When You Need It
With several warehouses across North America, we’re ready to meet your just-in-time deliveries and project timelines.
Get It Done Faster
No matter what your project application is, our engineering and sales experts are here to help find the best solution possible.
Get It Right The First Time
You have questions and we have the answers. Put your trust in us to get your project done right the first time.
Everything You Need. Just The Way You Need It.
As far as technology distributors go, we’re more front-of-the-pack than run-of-the-mill. Here’s why.
Our tech-savvy engineers help you close more deals and ensure projects run smoothly—from installation to rollout and beyond.
Our engineers are certified on every product we distribute and are comfortable working as part of your team. Whether you need help with outdoor wireless link planning or indoor networking predictive heatmaps, we have the technical expertise you’re looking for.
Plus, as part of our support services, complimentary link planning and predictive analysis reports are included.
Staging and Configuration
Save money and install in half the time with our fee-based custom labeling, repackaging, staging and configuration services.
We repackage and ship directly to your end user’s site. Your equipment is set up and programmed before we ship, so it arrives ready to use straight out of the box.
From tower deployments to WLAN projects, we help you create a seamless wireless network in less time, for less money.
Accelerate cash flow and position your company for growth with a specialized equipment finance program tailored to your needs.
Our expansive leasing options can accommodate any project size. Avoid paying a large, upfront lump sum and pick the payment plan that works best for you.
Deferred programs, step payments and everything in between. We have a leasing solution to get your project up and running.
An Overview Of WAV's Legacy
POS Information Systems (Integrator)
Norm Dumbroff founds POS Information Systems (Macomb, IL).
WAV, LLC (Distributor)
POS I.S. named Telxon's first distributor, relocates to West Chicago, IL, becomes WAV, LLC. Wireless Outfitters and is named one of Inc. 5000's fastest growing privately held organizations.
(Wi-Fi, Wireless Broadband)
WAV partners with Colubris Networks to distribute Wi-Fi solutions to enterprise customers and becomes Motorola Canopy's first distributor. WAV relocates to Aurora, IL to support growth.
We bring the Ruckus
WAV signs Ruckus distribution agreement.
WAV is awarded the TCPN (The Cooperative Purchasing Network) contract and forms joint partnership with MBSI Canada to become MBSI WAV.
Expansion, growth and LTE
WAV opens four new warehouses in Illinois, California, Texas, and New Jersey and signs distribution agreement with Baicells to distribute LTE solutions.
Norm Dumbroff is an experienced and visionary leader who has been a vital part of WAV for over three decades. With a remarkable career spanning 33 years at WAV, Norm has played a pivotal role in shaping the company's growth and success. Under his leadership, WAV has transformed from a two-person point-of-sale reseller and integrator into a leading distributor of over 50 wireless technologies and end-to-end network solutions.
Norm's commitment to customer-centric service and his ability to surround himself with talented individuals have been essential to the company's success. With an unwavering commitment to WAV's fundamental principles, Norm drives the company forward, inspiring others to embrace personal and professional success.
"When one considers that we connect the unconnected and what that means to someone's personal success and the potential contributions they can then make to our society, I get jazzed, and it keeps me pushing forward."
Bob Nelson, WAV's President and Chief Operating Officer, brings over 20 years of technology sales and business leadership experience to the company. Bob joined WAV in 2014 and most recently held the role of Chief Operating Officer prior to his promotion to President in 2023. He has been instrumental in driving WAV's growth and establishing its culture of collaboration and empowerment. Bob is known for his ability to develop strong, nimble leadership teams prepared to take on the challenges of today's rapidly evolving business environment. He is committed to extending WAV's leadership position in broadband and wireless infrastructure product distribution and working hand in hand with WAV's world-class clients to close the digital divide.
Beyond his role at WAV, Bob serves on the board of directors for the Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago. He is a competitive sailor and member of the Island Goats Sailing Society, having completed over 25 Chicago to Mackinac yacht races.
"Indecision is the thief of opportunity."
Mary Kuempel is the CFO of WAV and MBSI WAV. With over 30 years of financial and operational leadership experience, Mary brings expertise in financial modeling, systems development, and business acumen, significantly impacting the company's success. She is dedicated to driving WAV's growth and profitability while inspiring individuals to reach their full potential.
Mary appreciates WAV’s freedom and supportive culture, enabling her to excel and affect positive change. With a distinguished career and a commitment to continuous improvement, Mary is an essential asset to WAV's success.
"…the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow."
Executive Vice President of Marketing
Zach Hubeck, with over 23 years of experience at WAV, serves as the Executive Vice President of Marketing since May 2022. Zach's positive and light-hearted demeanor, coupled with his expertise in marketing, enables him to effectively tell the stories of WAV's customers, manufacturers, and prospects through various mediums, strengthening the WAV brand.
Zach is described as “someone who does what he says we're going to, only because he has a passion for serving others.” Excited about WAV's growth, Zach envisions the company as THE distributor in various vertical markets supported by a strong product portfolio, talented individuals, and a culture rooted in 30 fundamentals. Motivated by the success of WAV’s partners, colleagues, and manufacturers, Zach's ultimate goal is to contribute to their achievements and accomplish remarkable feats together.
“We’re making literal human connections every day, and that in and of itself, is much larger than us.”
Vice President of Sales
Tre Owen, the Vice President of Sales at WAV, brings a wealth of experience and expertise in all aspects of sales. He joined WAV after the company's acquisition of Last Mile Gear, where he held the position of General Manager. During his time at Last Mile Gear, Tre worked closely with Last Mile Gear's ISP parent company, Cascade Networks, which provided him with valuable insights into the day-to-day struggles and essential tools required for ISP success.
Tre is passionate about connecting the unconnected and is dedicated to ensuring WAV meets all its customers' communication needs now and in the future. He believes WAV is strongly positioned to deliver comprehensive solutions to its customers. His responsibilities include creating and implementing go-to-market strategies and operational plans to achieve WAV's business objectives.
Mary Boedigheimer is the Controller at WAV, where she has been a vital part of the team for the past six years. With over 18 years of experience as a financial professional, Mary brings extensive expertise to her role. She excels in problem-solving across operations, consistently finding innovative solutions that add value to WAV's customers. Mary's attention to detail and meticulous financial management skills ensure that WAV remains in a strong financial position to support its growth.
One of the aspects that Mary appreciates about WAV is the care and commitment demonstrated by all employees towards one another and the customers. Her passion for WAV's success and the acknowledgment she receives from her colleagues drive her commitment to working at her best. With her strategic financial leadership and positive contributions to the WAV team, Mary plays a crucial role in fostering a positive culture and driving WAV's continued success.
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
Director of Supply Chain
Laura Sigrist is the Director of Supply Chain at WAV, where she has been a valuable team member for the past 7.5 years. With extensive experience spanning over 25 years in inventory control, purchasing, and project management across distribution and manufacturing industries, Laura brings exceptional operational expertise to her role.
Laura's strengths lie in operations, process improvements, and her cross-functional communication and collaboration skills. She is committed to driving WAV's progress by expanding the team to increase sales and services in current verticals while exploring opportunities to enhance throughput in additional verticals. Her strong drive for self-accomplishment, problem-solving, and the desire to establish and improve processes motivate her to deliver her best work consistently.
"There's no place like home."
Sales Support Manager
Amanda Ostavitz is the Sales Support Manager at WAV, where she has been a dedicated team member for the past eight years. Amanda brings deep knowledge and expertise to her position. She is highly valued for her exceptional problem-solving skills, can-do attitude, and extensive background in customer service. Building strong relationships with customers is a passion of Amanda's, and she consistently adds value to WAV through her excellent support and assistance.
Looking ahead, Amanda hopes to witness WAV's continued growth and establish it as a well-known name in everything internet related. She greatly appreciates WAV's commitment to its Fundamentals and the positive culture within the organization. Amanda is driven to deliver her best work through her constant pursuit of excellence in everything she does.
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you'll be criticized anyway."
Warehouse Operations Manager
Chris Wenck is the Warehouse Operations Manager at WAV, where he has been a dedicated team member for nearly six years. Chris brings strong knowledge and expertise in distribution, warehousing, and logistics. He has been recognized for outstanding contributions, receiving the Operations MVP award in 2018 and a CultureWise Peer recognition in 2022.
Looking ahead, Chris aims to identify strategies that can remove barriers and scale the business, creating more value for WAV. His drive to work his best stems from the gratification of overcoming obstacles and making a difference in every department he touches. Chris effectively directs and manages inbound/outbound site operations, ensuring that WAV's staff consistently exceeds customer standards.
“If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."
Support Services Manager
Senior Systems Engineer
Francisco Mendez is the Manager of Technical Operations at WAV since October 2020, bringing an impressive 23 years of dedication to the company. Francisco has been an essential member of the team for over two decades.
With a strong background in designing, deploying, and managing wired and wireless networks, Francisco's expertise spans over 25 years, including his military service. His deep knowledge and experience add significant value to WAV's operations. What drives Francisco to work his best is the opportunity to solve problems and make a positive impact on society through technology.
"We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
Business Systems Manager
Chris Brigham is a dedicated Business Systems Manager with a track record of leadership, notably receiving the 2022 WAV Outstanding Leadership Award. Leading the Business Systems Team, Chris ensures timely response to user requests, from product updates to system troubleshooting and process automation. As a Certified NetSuite Administrator, he has deep knowledge of the NetSuite platform, aiming to continually enhance it for increased company efficiency and customer satisfaction. Chris leverages his technical and analytical skills to address system errors and devise innovative automation solutions, and his strategic and creative thinking helps streamline company processes, making them efficient and user-friendly.
Away from work, Chris enjoys golf, fantasy sports, and attending his children’s activities. Chris approaches every aspect of work and life with dedication and balance.
"Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical."
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