Hawaiian Telcom names Scott Barber as its new COO

Hawaiian Telcom (Nasdaq: HCOM) on Wednesday announced that it has hired Scott Barber as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Set to begin on Jan. 14, Barber will oversee Hawaiian Telcom's Customer Operations, Technology, Sales and Marketing teams, and will report directly to Eric Yeaman, Hawaiian Telcom's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Barber is best known for his long-running tenure at SureWest Communications where he served as that telco's COO before it was acquired by Consolidated Communications (Nasdaq: CNSL) this July. After the acquisition closed he served as Consolidated's VP of Operations.

After arriving at SureWest in 1994, Barber served in a number of positions where he learned various aspects of the telecom business, including director of outside plant, vice president and general manager of operations, and vice president of network operations.  

He comes to Hawaiian Telcom at a time when the telco like SureWest and Consolidated is developing new revenue streams via IP-based services Barber will be able to apply the skills and experience he gained in developing IPTV services, triple play bundles, business services, and wireless backhaul.

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