New leadership dedicated to bolstering business offerings nationwide
PRINCETON, NJ – February 26, 2019 — RCN, Grande and Wave, the sixth largest US cable operator, today announced new leadership appointments in its Business Solutions division. The team now includes Joe Torraca, Vice President of Business Solutions - Eastern Region; Ted White, Vice President of Business Solutions - Central Region; David Lampkin, Vice President of Business Solutions - Western Region; Glenn Calafati, Vice President of Commercial Product, and Gus Chimos, Vice President of Business Sales Operations.
Supporting the Business Solutions team are Chief Legal Counsel Bree Urban and Vice President of Finance John Mark Duncan. These appointments join Paul Koss, previously announced as Senior Vice President of Carrier and Wholesale for the combined operations of RCN, Grande and Wave.
“As a combined company, RCN, Grande and Wave are committed to supporting today’s technological marketplace by further expanding our Business Solutions team,” said Patrick Knorr, CCO and EVP of the Business Solutions team. “The creation of this leadership team shows we are dedicated to serving our business customers with a consistent approach across the nation.”
The Business Solutions team provides fiber network products and services for business of all sizes, from national carriers to localized small businesses. The combined companies have created a growing network spanning coast to coast, covering nearly 20 metro areas in 11 states including California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Washington D.C.
The appointments continue the company’s focus on establishing the joint Business Solutions team, enhancing its ability to provide competitive fiber optics solutions to business customers across the nation. The industry experience and fresh perspectives of the appointees underscore the companies’ dedication to growing its infrastructure and bringing the latest technologies to businesses.
Torraca, White and Lampkin were each named Vice President of Sales to serve the combined company’s new cohesive nationwide approach, consisting of three regions – Eastern, Central and Western.
Joe Torraca, a leader at RCN for more than seven years with a telecom career spanning 30 years, is serving the Eastern region. Ted White, an industry veteran with 25 years’ experience, will serve the Central region. David Lampkin, a telecom pro with more than 20 years’ experience joins the team from Wave and will lead the Western region.
Additionally, Glenn Calafati joined the company as Vice President of Product Management in late 2018, bringing more than 30 years of product, marketing, and development experience to the team. Rounding out the leadership team is Gus Chimos, an industry veteran of more than 20 years with experience in product, operations and sales, who will serve as Vice President of Business Sales Operations.
“When RCN, Grande and Wave joined forces, we brought together the telecom industry’s top talent,” said Jim Holanda, CEO of RCN, Grande and Wave. “The leadership team we’ve assembled for business solutions is smart, innovative and dedicated to surpassing the expectations of our customers. We are looking forward to continuing on this path of growth and collaboration with the business community.”
The Business Solutions team is focused on providing enterprise fiber solutions to solve data connectivity problems for carriers, large Fortune 500 customers, and business of all sizes in need of a dependable partner that can provide flexible high capacity fiber solutions.
About RCN, Grande Communications and Wave Broadband
RCN Telecom Services, LLC (www.rcn.com) Grande Communications (www.mygrande.com) and Wave Broadband (www.wavebroadband.com) form the sixth largest US cable operator and provide industry-leading high-speed internet, broadband communications solutions, digital TV, phone services and fiber optic solutions for residential and business customers across the United States. Together, RCN, Grande and Wave serves areas of Massachusetts, Chicago, Pennsylvania, New York City, and Washington, DC. (RCN); Texas (Grande Communications) and Washington, Oregon and California (Wave Broadband).