Joe Bourgault Joins Sales Team at OTELCO

Joe BourgaultJoe Bourgault has joined OTELCO as a Strategic Account Manager for New England.  Joe brings 21 years of sales experience including 13 in the telecom industry.  His initial experience in telecommunications was with VoIP phone systems and networking hardware.  Most recently, he concentrated his efforts on Ethernet WAN, Legacy, and IP Voice products for the Banking and Energy industries in Northern New England.

Having felt that he had achieved his professional goals with his previous company, Joe explained, “OTELCO was the clear choice for me.  With what I believe is the best hosted phone solution on the market, and CEO, Rob Souza’s, clear operational focus for the organization, there is unlimited potential for growth.”  Bourgault also noted that OTELCO’s acquisition of Reliable Networks, adding Mission-Critical Cloud Hosting, Citrix, and Zimbra Groupware to OTELCO’s cadre of telecom and broadband products was also integral to his decision to join the company.

Bob Froberg, OTELCO Director of Sales, brought Bourgault to the team to augment the company’s efforts in several large-scale vertical markets throughout New England.  “Joe is simply the best at what he does and brings a new dimension to our sales team; his industry and technical knowledge, along with the portfolio of products and services OTELCO and Reliable Networks offer, positions him perfectly to develop telecom and IT solutions to suit New England’s largest companies,” said Froberg.

 

ABOUT OTELCO

Otelco Inc. provides wireline telecommunications services in Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia.  The Company’s services include local and long distance telephone, digital high-speed data lines, transport services, network access, cable television and other related services.  With approximately 99,000 voice and data access lines, which are collectively referred to as access line equivalents, Otelco is among the top 25 largest local exchange carriers in the United States based on number of access lines.  Otelco operates eleven incumbent telephone companies serving rural markets, or rural local exchange carriers.  It also provides competitive retail and wholesale communications services and technology consulting, managed services and private/hybrid cloud hosting services through several subsidiaries.  For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.OtelcoInc.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

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