Portland, Ore. – May 2, 2014 – Integra™, a provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, announces the appointment of Jim Ousley to its board of directors. Ousley joins Integra with more than 40 years of experience in communications, network services and enterprise technology, most recently as president of CenturyLink’s Enterprise Markets Group and CEO of Savvis until his retirement in 2013. Previously, Ousley’s served as CEO of Vytek Wireless Corp., president and CEO of Syntegra, Inc. USA, and president and CEO of Control Data Systems. In addition, Ousley has served as a director of several global technology companies including Bell Microproducts, ActivIdentity and Memorex Telex, and is currently on the boards of IT services provider Datalink, mobile software developer iCelero, pan-Asian network provider Pacnet and cloud services provider Peak 10.
“On behalf of my fellow board members, I am pleased to welcome Jim Ousley to Integra’s board of directors,” said Kevin O’Hara, Integra’s president and CEO. “The depth and breadth of Jim’s expertise in our markets and technologies, as an executive and as a director, will be extremely valuable.”
Ousley replaces Dudley Slater on the company’s board of directors following Slater’s resignation. Slater co-founded Integra, serving as CEO from 1998 to 2011 and as a non-management director since.
“Dudley Slater’s passion for Integra as a founder, leader and advisor is an essential element of the company we are today,” said O’Hara. “We thank him for the foundation he built and for his many years of service, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Integra™ provides facilities-based communications and network services to enterprises, small and mid-sized businesses, government agencies and carriers throughout the western United States, with nationwide and international connectivity delivered via a robust IP/MPLS network. Integra’s vast, privately owned network connects customers to 6,400 miles of long-haul fiber optic infrastructure and 3,000 miles of metro fiber across 35 cities in 11 states, and its Ethernet-over-copper infrastructure extends ubiquitous Ethernet access to more than 460,000 business locations. Customers trust Integra for secure, reliable, low-latency solutions to power high-bandwidth cloud services, data center connectivity and the applications that drive their success. Integra’s services are backed by hands-on support and strong service level agreements.