Communication Consulting Services, Inc.
Plan, Design, Build
1989 - 2014
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Joseph Furukawa, Chairman and Co-founder of CCSI, Prior to becoming the co-founder and president of CCSI, Joe
held a variety of engineering management roles at GTE Hawaiian Tel for nearly 30 years. He is credited for
successfully managing and building the company’s Traffic Engineering, Central Office Engineering, Operations, and
Toll and Special Services efforts. Through his continued leadership, CCSI continues to grow and expand into the
Gerald Noda, President, Chief Executive Officer, has over 27 years of experience in Telecommunications Planning,
Engineering, Construction, and Operations at Verizon Hawaii (formerly GTE Hawaiian Tel) and Business
Development at CCSI. He successfully blends technical knowledge with strong leadership, communication, and
interpersonal skills. While at Verizon Hawaii, Gerald served as General Manager - Infrastructure Provisioning,
Director - Construction, Manager - Access Design & Construction, and various other Engineering positions. He holds
a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii and a Master of Business
Administration degree from Chaminade University. Gerald also holds a State of Hawaii C15 Electronic System
Arnell Villanueva, Vice President Network Design, Arnell’s contributions to CCSI has been invaluable, brining over 24
Years of communications and engineering experience to CCSI and has been with the company since its inception in
1989. He successfully obtained and continues to manage some of the company’s largest accounts, among them
including The Kamehameha Schools, Department of Transportation, US Navy, and Matson. Prior to joining CCSI, Arnell
worked for GTE Hawaiian Tel where he was responsible for project administration of the 911 services, the Department
of Transportation, and the hotel & travel industry. Before GTE Hawaiian Tel, Arnell was the Manager of
Telecommunications for Amfac Corporation for eight years where he led numerous national Information Technology
expansion projects for the company; including the developments at Grand Canyon and Death Valley.
Ted Salmon Jr., Vice President Advanced Services, With over 17 years experience in the Information Technology field, Ted
has extensive experience planning and installing data network systems, wireless data systems (RF/FSO), VTC/AV
systems and has custom designed solutions based on customer requirements. He served 21 years in the military
specializing in different disciplines which include F-4 Avionics Communications/Navigation Systems, F-15 Electronic
Warfare Systems, Disaster Preparedness and Combat Communications (TDC/ICAP Systems). Ted holds a C-15b
Hawaii State Contractors License, State of Hawaii EJS License, Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA),
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) and Cisco Advanced Wireless Design Specialist certification.