Senior Vice President, Operations
Tim is a proven executive with over 25 years of leadership experience. He brings an extensive working knowledge of field operations, with a particular strength in high-speed networks. Combining an expert understanding of optical fiber/cable technologies and applications with significant hands-on experience in the design, construction and operation of leading-edge DWDM networks, Tim directed large service organizations in the delivery of world class operational excellence for customers around the globe. Tim also served as Head of Quality in multiple organizations, successfully achieving and maintaining ISO and TL 9000 certifications.Tim was most recently Vice President Customer Service at ADVA Optical Networking. Previously, he held VP-level responsibilities in Operations and Quality at Ciena and LTS. He led the Quality organization at Focas, Ltd., now AFL. He began his telecommunications career in the Cable Division at Siecor, now Corning, with positions in Engineering, Operations and Quality.
Tim is heavily involved in many education-focused civic organizations, including having served as an elected member of the Catawba County Board of Education in North Carolina.Tim is a meritorious graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He served 9 years on active duty as a Navy Pilot. He is authorized to wear the Naval Aviation Pilot Insignia, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), Battle Efficiency Award and many other ribbons and commendations.