WVT Communications announces executive level developments

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:45

Company extends Duane Albro’s term as president and CEO for three years Warwick — This past September the Warwick Valley Telephone Company, referred to as WVT Communications Group, announced that it had completed the integration of the management team of its full service telecommunications company associated with its recent acquisition of Alteva LLC, a Philadelphia based firm. Alteva, LLC is a Unified Communications (“UC”) solutions provider and North America’s largest enterprise hosted Voice over Internet Protocol provider. Unified communications bridges the gap between Voice over Internet Protocol and other computer related communication technologies. Board appointment On Dec. 15, the company announced board of director and executive level developments that, according to a company spokesperson, affirm the Company’s strategy for growth through building out its cloud communications platform. Cloud communications are Internet-based voice and data communications where telecommunications applications, switching and storage are hosted by a third-party outside of the organization using them. The announcement stated that WVT Communications Group had appointed David Cuthbert to its Board of Directors to fill a vacancy. Cuthbert currently serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer and president of its Unified Communications businesses, Alteva and USA Datanet. CEO contract extended The company also announced that it has extended Duane Albro’s term as president and chief executive officer for a three-year period. In 2009, Albro spearheaded the company’s expansion into Unified Communications with the acquisition of certain assets of Syracuse-based USA Datanet. This was followed by the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Philadelphia-based Alteva in July 2011. “I’m thrilled that our Board of Directors has so clearly shown their commitment to our business transformation by reaffirming their support of my leadership in this endeavor,” said Albro. “Furthermore, I am certain that our pursuits will benefit from David Cuthbert’s appointment to our board. Since joining the company upon our acquisition of Alteva, David has made significant contributions as a result of his operational capabilities and an unsurpassed vision for the trends shaping the communications industry.” New VP for operations On Dec. 19, the company also announced the addition of Jay Conn as vice president of operations. Conn will be responsible for planning, directing and overseeing all aspects of WVT Communication Group’s operational policies, objectives and initiatives. In addition, he will ensure optimization and compliance with established standards and regulations by developing policies and procedures for operational processes for the company. Conn was formerly the senior vice president of operations and client services for Verid Inc., a provider of identity verification solutions for Fortune 500 companies. “I am truly honored to join such a dedicated team and innovative company,” said Conn, “and I look forward to enhancing and implementing policies and procedures that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization.” Warwick Valley Telephone (NASDAQ:WWVY), 47 Main St., is a full service telecommunications company serving southern Orange County, and part of central New York and northwestern New Jersey. The company, established in 1902, is considered a leading edge voice, video, broadband and wireless provider serving consumers and businesses in the tri-state region. WVT Communications Group is a world technology leader in providing cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) solutions for small, medium and enterprise businesses.