Shentel realigns management team around key operational segments

Shentel (Nasdaq: SHEN) has realigned its management team into three business lines--wireless, cable and wireline--as a way to sharpen its focus and meet its customer needs.

The rural telco has named three of its top executives, Thomas Whitaker, Edward McKay and William Pirtle to lead each segment.

Whitaker and McKay will oversee the cable and wireline segments as VP of cable and VP of wireline and engineering, while Pirtle becomes VP of wireless. McKay will retain the duties he held as the telco's vice president of engineering and planning.

In their new roles, each of these leaders will oversee their respective segment's sales, marketing and operations.

"In order to continue growing all of our business segments, we have realigned our management structure to provide more focus on each business and to push additional functions and decision-making closer to customers," said Christopher French, Shentel president and CEO, in a release. "Shentel has historically been organized functionally, but the new organization will primarily be organized around our Wireless, Cable and Wireline business."

Shentel continues to see gains in all three of its segments. During the second quarter, wireline wholesale fiber sales rose 7.4 percent year-over-year to $5.6 million, while cable service revenue rose to $1.2 million.

Following the lead of its larger Tier 1 counterparts, Shentel also updated its existing DWDM network to support 100G speeds for customers who reside in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.

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- see the release

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