WAYNESBORO, VA – September 13, 2017- Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced Gary Crocco as Director of Enterprise Sales for the Company’s Richmond, Virginia metro market. Gary will report to Conrad Hunter, the Richmond-based Vice President and General Manager for the Company’s expansion markets of Richmond and Hampton Roads.
Gary has over of 20 years of total Enterprise sales experience, with 16 of those years focused in the Richmond market. He has held sales leadership roles at Level 3 Communications and Cavalier Telephone. While at Cavalier, Gary held the position of Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Retention where he led all direct, indirect and retention sales channels for the company.
“I am pleased to announce that Gary Crocco has joined Lumos Networks as a Sales Director in our Richmond, Virginia market,” said Timothy G. Biltz, President and CEO of Lumos Networks. “Gary brings a wealth of experience and relationships in the robust Richmond Enterprise market, which in June of 2016, had an estimated $125 million in annual fiber data Enterprise spending within one mile of our dense, fully redundant 450 mile fiber network in Richmond.”
Mr. Biltz continued, “Our monthly Enterprise revenue in the Richmond market has grown by over 50% since the beginning of 2016 and we have announced the following key customer wins in Richmond: HCA, VCU Health Systems and Radiology Associates. However, we estimate that our share of the Richmond Enterprise market is well under 5% and we would expect to increase that share over time under the leadership of Conrad and Gary.”
Gary Crocco said, “I am excited about the opportunity to leverage my Enterprise sales leadership experience and relationships in the dynamic Richmond, Virginia market. I look forward to helping Lumos Networks continue its tradition of developing customer-focused solutions in the rapidly growing Richmond Enterprise market.”
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About Lumos Data Centers
Lumos Data Centers (LDC) is a newly formed business unit within Lumos Networks, focusing exclusively on data center services. LDC offers high availability services out of three data centers in Charlotte, NC servicing Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The data center facilities are staffed 24/7/365, SSAE 16 SOC1 and SOC 2 Type II certified, and PCI DSS and HIPAA compliant. Enterprise services include Colocation, Infrastructure as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service, Storage as a Service, and Back Up and Recovery as a Service. LDC acts as a Carrier Hotel, with 12 of the largest carriers in Charlotte having fiber routes and / or Points of Presence (POP), allowing robust options for clients. With direct connectivity from the Lumos Networks and Spirit Communications fiber footprint, along with 12 options for connectivity, LDC is uniquely positioned to offer clients on-net data center and colocation services.
About the Combination of Spirit Communications and Lumos Networks
The combination of Spirit Communications and Lumos Networks creates a super-regional fiber bandwidth network with over 21,000 miles of fiber and more than 9,000 on-net locations across nine states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States. The new entity offers a full range of Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced voice and cloud services to thousands of carrier, enterprise, data center and government customers. The entity also connects 44 total data centers, including 12 co-location and data centers.