Current COO Nick Kottyan to leave the company at year end
High Point, NC—November 9, 2017 — NorthState, a leading fiber optic network, cloud and IT services provider, today announced that Jeff Chapman is joining the company as Executive Vice President, Operations, providing leadership around the company’s network expansion and customer operations, while playing a key role in NorthState’s offering of next-generation fiber services to support the growing array of applications requiring fiber infrastructure. The appointment is effective December 4, 2017.
Mr. Chapman joins NorthState from Bridgepoint Communications Inc., a Dallas, TX-based fiber optic construction company, where he served as Chief Executive Officer since February 2015. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President for Construction and Engineering at FiberLight, a fiber optic service provider, with responsibility for all engineering, construction and network design activities. He was previously a founding member and Vice President, Operations of fiber optic service provider PEG Bandwidth, leading PEG’s growth and operations in 14 states.
NorthState Chief Executive Officer Royster Tucker III commented, “We are excited to bring Jeff on board to support our growing fiber focus and ongoing efforts to be the best there is across all of our customer touch points. He has a track record of delivering strong leadership and having high impact on growing businesses. His ability to manage across multiple functional areas provides great flexibility to put his talents to work.”
Mr. Chapman will assume a number of the responsibilities of current Executive Vice President, COO Nick Kottyan, who is leaving the company at the end of the year. Mr. Kottyan joined NorthState in 2011 through the acquisition of DataChambers.
Mr. Tucker added, “Nick has played a key role in the design of our strategic direction. We thank him for his many contributions and for assisting with a smooth transition of responsibilities. We wish him the very best.”
About North State
NorthState (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high-touch experiences. Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet. Through its Technology Solutions business unit, NorthState provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications. For more information, visit northstate.net
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