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Press Release -- June 20th, 2013
Source: Tech Valley Communications

Tech Valley Communications Appoints Robert Cochran to Senior Director of Sales Engineering

Newly created role supports sales efforts for one of the region’s largest and most of the region’s largest and most dense fiber networks

Tech Valley Communications (TVC), a facilities based telecommunications service provider operating networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England, today announced the appointment of Robert “Bob” Cochran as Senior Director of Sales Engineering effective immediately.

With a solid 15 years of experience in Sales Engineering and Network Design Engineering within the communications industry, Mr. Cochran is well positioned to actively drive and manage the technical solution development on behalf of the Sales organization. Reporting directly to Patrick Coughlin, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for TVC, Mr. Cochran will work as a key technical advisor supporting sales efforts. He will also provide support on network integration and technology initiatives.

“As Tech Valley Communications’ network and service set expand, we are pleased to welcome Bob Cochran to our leadership team,” stated Patrick Coughlin. “Bob has a vast knowledge of and considerable experience in sales engineering and network design.  He understands the needs of both carrier and large enterprises and excels at creating custom, tailored solutions designed to support those needs.”

Prior to joining Tech Valley Communications, Mr. Cochran served as Manager of Systems Engineering and Senior Systems Engineer for Sidera Networks (now Lightower) from 2007 to 2013. Prior to his roles at Sidera, Mr. Cochran served as Senior Network Solutions Engineer and Senior Network Engineer for NEON Communications, from 2001 to 2007.

“I look forward to joining Tech Valley Communications.  This is a time of exciting expansion for the Company,” commented Bob Cochran. “I believe that that my skills and experience in network engineering will not only help to successfully grow the Company’s revenue and customer base, but also my knowledge of engineering and processes will be integral to the expanding TVC networks, ensuring a cohesive, high quality customer experience.”

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About Tech Valley Communications

Tech Valley Communications  (TVC), headquartered in Albany, NY, provides fiber optic data, voice, and high-speed Internet services to enterprise, carrier and wholesale customers in Upstate New York and New England utilizing its own FirstLight® fiber optic network which spans over 190,000 fiber miles connecting in excess of 1,300 lit buildings.  TVC offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products, including dedicated Internet access, Metro Ethernet, traditional TDM solutions, SIP trunks, virtual PBX and audio-conferencing, managed commercial wireless systems, and Data Center Colocation.  TVC’s clientele includes national cellular providers and CLECs and many leading enterprises, spanning high tech manufacturing and research, hospitals and healthcare, banking and financial, secondary education, colleges and universities, MDUs (Multi-Dwelling Units) and local and state governments. Tech Valley Communications is the parent company of New Hampshire-based CLEC, segTEL.  Tech Valley Communications is a portfolio company of Boston-based private equity firm Riverside Partners. 

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