Promotions to Expand Sales Efforts in Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, Texas & Tier 2 & 3 Mkts
Alpharetta, GA — 3/4/2010
FiberLight, LLC, a leading optical networking provider, is positioning itself for another year of explosive growth with the promotion of two key executives. John Schmitt has been named Vice President of Business Development and will cultivate opportunities in new and existing market segments, while Joe Patton, named Vice President of Sales, will manage the national sales team covering 21 metro markets.
“FiberLight continues to position itself as a marketplace leader due to our ability to provide end-to-end custom solutions for data security, data replication and IT virtualization, while meeting the more stringent networking requirements of sub 2 ms latency, network security and 99.999% SLAs,” said Ben Edmond, FiberLight’s EVP of Sales and Marketing. “Both Joe and John offer the leadership skills and experience needed to advance FiberLight to the next level, and we are proud to have them on the team.”
As a 16-year telecommunications industry veteran, Mr. Schmitt is spearheading FiberLight’s goal to offer clients custom network solutions. “While FiberLight focuses on recurring MRR, we also recognize the value of providing purpose- built networks that can be capitalized by the customer,” Mr. Schmitt said. “In addition, as FiberLight is able to design, construct and build networks to government specifications, we are able to position FiberLight as the business model for companies seeking a middle-mile provider to meet federal requirements for the Broadband Initiatives Program.”
Joe Patton joined Fiberlight in April of 2007 bringing with him more than 18 years experience in the combined fields of customer service and sales management in the wholesale carrier market. Prior to joining Fiberlight, Joe worked with several of the largest carriers, including 10 years with MCI. “As the explosion of bandwidth requirements for storage, data replication and high bandwidth transport of voice, data and video continues to increase, FiberLight is well positioned to meet the demand in our core markets and through new opportunities.”
About FiberLight, LLC
FiberLight provides Ethernet, Wavelengths, IP, SONET, and Dark Fiber optical transport network solutions to telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web centric businesses. FiberLight wholly owns its 500,000 fiber mile network in key growth areas and offers robust metro networks in 21 metros within Georgia, Florida, Washington, D.C., Texas, Virginia and Maryland, as well as Wide Area Networking options at layer 1, 2 and 3 to major commercial hubs throughout the country.FiberLight fully supports applications requiring maximum availability, low latency and ultimate security. Visit FiberLight at www.fiberlight.com.