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By Edward Gately
For Integra, the Vancouver, Washington-based CLEC, 2015 continues to be a year of big changes, first with the formation of two new business units and now several executive appointments as the company builds out its leadership team.
In January, the company announced two new business units: Electric Lightwave, which focuses on expanding and using Integra’s fiber assets; and Integra Business, which focuses on what the company says is “delivering a highly differentiated, end-to-end experience” to targeted customers.
Electric Lightwave targets large enterprise, wholesale, government and education customers, while Integra Business homes in on the midmarket.
“January marked a major step in the strategic direction of our organization, and these key appointments and the proven, innovative leadership they bring put considerable muscle behind our execution of the vision we’ve set forth,” said Robert Guth, Integra’s interim president and CEO.
Christopher Camut, former CEO of IaaS provider Ajubeo, has been named president of Integra Business. His resume includes leadership roles in communications, software and technology services providers.
Scot Oslund joins Electric Lightwave as vice president, premier channel. He most recently led wholesale and carrier sales at tw telecom, which was acquired by Level 3 Communications last fall.
With Electric Lightwave, Oslund will oversee sales and account management for key customers in tier-one markets. He will report to Dan Stoll, who was named president of Electric Lightwave in January, after serving as Integra’s senior vice president of strategy and development.
In addition to the new hires, Integra has promoted Jason Koenders to the new position of chief technology officer. He has been serving as the company’s senior vice president, engineering and network planning.
As CTO and senior vice president, Koenders will lead Integra’s product development organization, overseeing the company’s managed services, cloud services and networking offerings, as well as innovations in fiber-based products that tap the resources of the company’s fiber infrastructure. His responsibilities also now will include internal infrastructure and application development.
Integra has been transitioning itself over the past few years, focusing less on the SMB market and turning more of its attention toward larger accounts. In 2014, it acquired World Communications Inc., a voice, data and colocation aggregator, and ProTel Networks, one of the largest Mitel dealers in the U.S.
In addition, Integra is building its relationships with VARs to sell its cloud and hosted IT services.
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