Maui Business

Hawaiian Telcom Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

December 19, 2012, 3:35 PM HST
* Updated December 19, 4:34 PM
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Hawaiian Telcom Headquarters. Courtesy photo.

By Sonia Isotov

Hawaiian Telcom announced today the appointment of Scott Barber as chief operating officer.

Barber will be responsible for Hawaiian Telcom’s customer operations, technology, sales and marketing teams, and will report directly to Eric Yeaman, Hawaiian Telcom’s president and chief executive officer.

“I’m delighted that Scott Barber is bringing his stellar leadership record and expertise to our Hawaiian Telcom team,” said Yeaman.

“Scott’s experience ranges from his beginnings as a construction lineworker, up through the management ranks in engineering, network, and operations areas, to recent success as the COO of SureWest Communications.”

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Barber spent most of his career with SureWest Communications and was COO at the time of that company’s acquisition by Consolidated Communications in July 2012.

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He has led operational efforts that mirror Hawaiian Telcom’s own rollout of internet protocol television (IPTV) over fiber optic and copper facilities; residential triple play (voice, video, and broadband) packages; next generation voice, data, and managed services for business; and wireless data backhaul.

Since July, Barber has served as vice president of operations for consolidated communications. Barber’s appointment is effective January 14, 2013.

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