As competition continues to accelerate in the fiber connectivity space, some providers are looking for ways to differentiate their services and attract new customers, while focusing on customer experience as a key selling point. Some companies are also restructuring their executive teams to ensure high-value dark and lit fiber solutions.
At FiberLight, for example, Chief Financial Officer Kevin Coyne has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Coyne, who is a founding member of FiberLight and a member of its Board of Directors, has held a variety of roles since joining the company in 1998. Moving forward, he will continue to help with finance, treasury, carrier access, tax and cost-control initiatives while also providing oversight and guidance for engineering, IT, construction and project management.
FiberLight has become widely recognized in recent years as a highly-profitable dark and lit fiber services provider offering industry-leading scalability. The company has a long history of building and deploying reliable and customized transport and connectivity solutions for its customers. Under Coyne’s leadership, the company will strive to develop greater financial and operational discipline across all areas in order to provide continued stability and EBITDA performance.
“I’m excited to take on additional responsibilities within the FiberLight organization. By partnering with leaders from our internal teams, I will have the opportunity to provide greater focus and direction as we create new standards, processes, and controls to enable cost savings and operational efficiency,” stated Mr. Coyne. “We continue to invest in state-of-the-art platforms which will allow FiberLight to scale rapidly while maintaining growth through both organic and acquisitive opportunities. As the demand for advanced connectivity grows, continued improvements within the organization will enable us to efficiently and cost-effectively deliver purpose-built low-latency solutions across our dense and unique fiber footprint.”
FIberLight has also promoted Jay Anderson to Chief Engineer. Mr. Anderson will oversee network architecture and capacity, implementing cost-effective engineering standards, managing vendor partnerships.
What’s more, FiberLight has created a Project Management Office to be led by Becky Ingram who will prioritize, select and allocate resources across the organization. Also, to standardize its post-sales operations and ensure high quality construction and delivery practices, FiberLight’s Construction, Field Services, and Service Delivery teams have been respectively aligned across all markets under the leadership of Wayne Wooley, Ron Holt, and April Stoume.
“Kevin has been an influential resource who has informed my vision for FiberLight’s future in the industry. He has been instrumental to the company’s growth and success to date, and his expertise will ensure we continue to remain profitable and grow revenues while delivering high-value solutions for our customers,” said FiberLight Chief Executive Officer Don MacNeil. “The changes we’re announcing today, combined with recent internal restructure efforts, are a clear sign to our customers and partners that FiberLight is poised to leverage our one-of-a-kind network and operational efficiencies to ignite digital transformation across all our markets.”
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