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News : Birch Names Tony Tomae as President and CEO
Atlanta, Ga, USA, May 3, 2016 -- Birch Communications, Inc. ("Birch"), a nationwide provider of communications, network and cloud services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses across North America, announced that its Board of Directors named Tony Tomae as the company’s next President and CEO, effective May 1. Tomae succeeds Vincent M. Oddo, who will be assuming a new position as President and CEO of Birch’s sister company, Birch Equity Partners.
Tomae is a 25-year-plus communications and data industry veteran who comes to Birch from FairPoint Communications where he served as Chief Revenue Officer and was responsible for sales, marketing, and product management functions. He has served in a number of executive positions at Deltacom –now EarthLink– and WilTel Communications. He has also held positions with AT&T and Broadwing Communications. Tomae holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J.
"As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, 2016 has uniquely served as a year of transition," says Dr. R. Kirby Godsey, Chairman of the Board for Birch. "Tony will be instrumental in shepherding Birch as we continue transitioning to a more organic sales model. As we look toward our next 20 years, we will continue to seek opportunities for growth through acquisition; however, organic growth will remain our top priority. Tony’s experience in sales, marketing and product in the voice, data, and access space will prove invaluable as we move forward with our strategy and I am confident that we have found the right person as we continue this growth path."
"I have watched Birch’s recent network and product expansions in Metro-Fiber, cloud services and unified communications, and I am honored to lead Birch as we continue on the path to become the technology ally for businesses of all sizes," says Tony Tomae, newly appointed President and CEO, Birch.
Tomae succeeds Oddo, who assumed leadership and partial ownership of the company in 2003.
Tomae will be based at the Atlanta Operations Center, and plans to relocate to the Atlanta area.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Source: Birch Communications
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About Birch Communications:
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Birch Communications provides managed communications and information technology services to a target market of small and medium-sized businesses in select metropolitan areas within 39 states across the United States. Birch services include local and long distance voice, broadband Internet access, T1, PRI, bonded T1, mobile voice and data, e-mail, voicemail, prepaid, and many other communications and information technology services.
Published: Thursday, May 5, 2016