Former Level 3 Executive to Lead Integra

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Integra's Marc WillencyMarc Willency, a former group vice president at Level 3 Communications, has been named CEO of Integra, the Vancouver, Washington-based communications and technology solutions provider.

Willency will assume the new position on Sept. 8, succeeding Integra’s interim president and CEO, Robert Guth, who will remain on the company’s board of directors as vice chairman.

“On behalf of Integra’s board of directors, I am excited for Marc to build on the momentum Integra has gained over the past year aligning our day-to-day efforts with our core business strategy,” Guth said in a press release. “He brings a tremendous amount of management experience, knowledge of the industry, and passion for building great organizations and business cultures – all of which will help him lead the business and accelerate the transformation work already underway.”

Willency, who also will serve on Integra’s board, most recently served as Level 3’s group vice president for customer solutions and enablement where he oversaw sales, operations and customer experience management functions in the North American region. He previously served as senior vice president of customer operations at tw telecom.

“I look forward to working with the Integra team to cement the company’s position as a leading network services provider in the western United States,” Willency said. “With solid financial standing, a strong focus on customer experience, expansive network infrastructure and a broad portfolio of networking, cloud and security services, I am joining Integra at an exciting time in the company’s growth and am eager to help shape the future of the business.”

Earlier this month, Integra announced an agreement to acquire opticAccess LLC, a company that provides high-capacity, fiber-based solutions for large enterprises and carrier customers. Integra expects the agreement to close in the fourth quarter of 2015, subject to regulatory approvals.

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