Shentel reorganizes along product lines

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 2:06pm
Brian Santo

Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel) has reorganized its management structure, essentially revising the job descriptions of several of its top executives so that they have specific responsibility for the company’s three lines of business.

Thomas A. Whitaker has been named vice president - cable, with responsibility for cable marketing, sales, and operations. Whitaker previously held the position of vice president - operations.

Edward H. McKay has been named vice president -- wireline & engineering, with responsibility for wireline sales, marketing and operations. He retains the responsibilities he held as vice president - engineering & planning.

William L. Pirtle has been named vice president -- wireless, responsible for wireless marketing, sales, network operations, site acquisition, and tower leasing. Pirtle previously held the position of vice president - sales & marketing.

"Over the past several months we have been evaluating all aspects of our business," said Shentel president and chief executive officer Christopher French. "In order to continue growing all of our business segments, we have realigned our management structure to provide more focus on each business and to push additional functions and decision-making closer to customers. Shentel has historically been organized functionally, but the new organization will primarily be organized around our wireless, cable and wireline business. we will retain certain functional areas such as information technology, accounting and finance, and human resources which will continue to support all three lines of business."

Shentel provides a range of communications services to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Shentel is the exclusive personal communications service (PCS) affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.


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