MetroNet announced that Jerry Dow has joined the nation’s largest independently owned, 100 percent fiber-optic provider as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Dow’s announcement is the latest in a series of advancements, including a recent major investment from KKR and the appointment of Dave Heimbach as President and Chief Operating Officer, aimed at boosting the company’s rapid growth into new markets.
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“MetroNet has been responding to the increasing need for reliable, fast internet with significant growth and investment into underserved areas in the U.S.”
“MetroNet has been responding to the increasing need for reliable, fast internet with significant growth and investment into underserved areas in the U.S.,” said Dave Heimbach, MetroNet President and Chief Operating Officer. “Jerry’s telecommunications expertise will be pivotal in helping us to provide blazing fast, reliable broadband choice to more communities in the immediate future.”
Dow joins the Evansville, Ind.-based MetroNet after serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for Suddenlink Communication, the nation’s 7th largest telecommunications company. Dow brings years of diverse marketing and sales experience to the team after serving as marketing lead for global and national brands such as National and Alamo Car Rental, United Airlines, Pella Windows, Brinks Home Security and eight years with Leo Burnett Company in Chicago, a leading national advertising firm. Dow’s experience will provide support and guidance for MetroNet as the Midwest company continues to make new developments in the industry.
“I am proud to be joining a team that puts the customer first,” said Dow. “There are a lot of fiber builders, but MetroNet’s leadership team is committed to unparalleled customer service while building a future-proofed network that improves the quality of life in the communities we serve.”
MetroNet has also elevated senior leader Kevin Stelmach to Division President of Commercial Markets after his 20-year service to the company. Stelmach’s appointment positions MetroNet for further commercial expansion and a larger variety of value-added services for business customers across the 13 states MetroNet serves.
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