Our Mission: Enable gigabit
connectivity everywhere.


Altowav was founded in 2016 as Kwikbit to develop next generation millimeter wave technology to deliver high speed, easy to install, wireless networking to more people and places. In 2019, the company launched its first line of commercial 60 GHz products for both indoor and outdoor use cases.

From the start, the Altowav team was made up of experts with experience in both the vendor and operator side of wireless broadband. Our headquarters and engineering team are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while executive leadership is across the USA. As the team has grown, we continue to build a diverse and deep set of experiences allowing us to inform our product development and continue to create innovative technology, like our next generation of millimeter-wave radios and network automation.

Joe Costello

Joe is CEO of Altowav, where he brings over 30 years of experience in the space. Joe served as CEO within the EDA (electronic design automation) space, where he helped teams create leading technology in the industry. From early in his career, Joe was attracted to solving problems within technology and making internet more accessible. In 2004, Joe received the Phil Kaufman Award, for his service to the EDA industry. Joe has served on multiple boards, including Oracle, Macromedia, Clarify, and others. Joe received a BA from Harvey Mudd and a master’s degree in physics from Yale and UC Berkeley.

Alex Doorduyn

Alex is President of Altowav and joined the company as a seasoned sales and business development leader with over 30 years experience in the wireless telecommunications, physical security and smart city industries. Having enjoyed tremendous success in the physical security and smart cities space, he is now focused on leading, creating and executing the strategic vision of Altowav to provide multigigabit speed wireless connectivity for multiple applications, including helping to bridge the Digital Divide in underserved urban as well as rural areas for which he has a passion. Alex has been in management roles in several tech companies across the globe and has a true global outlook on life and business, which can be partly attributed to speaking 3 languages and having lived in many different countries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Aston University in the United Kingdom in International Business and German and also completed a business program at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany.

Vladimir Kelman

Vladimir is CTO where he guides strategy and development of Altowav’s technology. With more than 20 years experience in the mobile broadband and internet industry, Vladimir has been at the forefront of many groundbreaking efforts, including the development of the first widely deployed NLOS broadband access system. Prior to Altowav, Vladimir was co-founder and VP of Development for NextNet Wireless (acquired by Motorola). NextNet developed pre-4G broadband access products that were deployed by Clearwire and other service providers worldwide. Vladimir holds a BSEE degree from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and a Master of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota.

Kyle Krug

Kyle is VP of Product at Altowav. Kyle brings more than fifteen years of experience in broadband wireless industry, both with vendors and operators. Previously responsible for business development and sales territory management (US, Canada, Asia-Pacific) at NextNet Wireless and Motorola. Prior to that, Kyle was Director of Technology at Prairie iNet, a pioneer wireless internet service provider that covered 4 Midwest states. Kyle got his BA in Economics at University of Northern Iowa.

Melvin Gallardo

Melvin is VP of Sales where he leads sales strategy at Altowav. Melvin brings more than twenty-three years of experience in the broadband wireless industry. Melvin was previously Regional Sales Director (US Central and US East Coast) at Siklu Inc. Prior to that, Melvin was Director of Account Management at Baltic Networks, a US wireless distributor. Melvin received his BS in System Engineering at IUPFAN and MS in information technology at Santa Maria University. Melvin is fully fluent in English and Spanish.

Gregory Kaster

Greg is VP of Operations where he leads supply chain and manufacturing operations at Altowav. Greg brings over 25 years of experience, including head of supply chain management and business operations at Nokia, as well as Motorola and NextNet. Greg received his BS from North Dakota State University in Electrical Engineering.