New CEO to Manage Continued Fiber Expansion
The Pulaski/White Rural Telephone Cooperative (PWRTC), dba LightStream, Board of Directors is excited to announce it has named Brent Gillum to serve as CEO. Brent will be responsible for leading the company’s efforts to build a future-focused fiber optic network to deliver the latest communications and entertainment services.
Over the past decade, Brent has served in the positions of IT Manager and most recently, Director of Operations. He has played an instrumental role in LightStream’s network improvements, from designing a new central office and data center and streamlining operations processes, to managing the buildout of the company’s fiber network. Prior to joining LightStream, he implemented and managed IT networks for Adkev, Inc., LandecAg, Inc. and DuPont Photomasks. Brent began his career in the Information Management Division of the United States Air Force, proudly serving his country for eight years.
“During the last six months as Interim CEO, Brent has demonstrated strong leadership and technical skills in managing the LightStream team.” said Board Chairman, Mike McCormick. “With his operational experience, technical breadth and passion for customer care, we are confident that LightStream will achieve its aggressive goals and initiatives.”
“I am humbled by the Board’s decision and look forward to ensuring that LightStream delivers the best services possible,” stated Gillum. “The Board approved a robust investment budget for 2018 that will further expand LightStream’s fiber network in Monticello, Winamac and Star City, and the team is eager to continue to roll out faster Internet connections and enhanced and exciting service to more of our customers.”
LightStream is committed to expanding its fiber optic network to ensure greater northern Indiana enjoys advanced communications and entertainment services, on par with major metropolitan areas, at reasonable prices.