VANCOUVER, Wash. – September 8, 2014 – Integra™, a provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, has named board member Robert Guth as interim CEO and president. Guth replaces Kevin O’Hara, who joined Integra’s board in 2009 and served the company as CEO since 2011.
On behalf of Integra’s board, chairman Paul Sunu said, “We recognize Kevin O’Hara’s contributions to Integra and his leadership during a time of significant transition in the company. Integra’s progress under Kevin’s watch has led us to financial stability, a strengthened network infrastructure and a portfolio of products that align well with our strategic focus on the enterprise marketplace. That strategic direction will not change, and with a new leader at the helm, I look forward to accelerating our momentum in that marketplace and continuing to sharpen our execution against our strategy.”
Guth added, “Integra has a solid foundation for growth and a vast market opportunity for our high-bandwidth fiber networks and enterprise-ready products and services. My charter is to continue to build on that foundation, and I look forward to working closely with our management team to develop the agenda for our next phase of growth and position the business for lasting success. As always, we will ultimately measure that success in terms of the value we deliver to the customers we serve.”
Guth joined Integra’s board of directors in 2009 and has extensive leadership experience in networking and telecommunications, including positions with Level 3 Communications and TelCove, Guth was elected chairman of the board of Lumos Networks in 2011. Integra’s board of directors has appointed Guth on an interim basis while the company identifies a permanent CEO with the support of a leading executive search firm.
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.