Hawaiian Telcom Promotes Chamberlain to Vice President of Network Operations

HONOLULU, Feb. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hawaiian Telcom announced that Greg Chamberlain has been promoted to the company’s executive team as Vice President of Network Operations, overseeing technical installation, repair and construction projects, central office and dispatch operations and network support services.

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“Greg is an accomplished telecommunications professional with more than three decades of experience in network operations, engineering and management,” said Scott Barber, Hawaiian Telcom’s President & CEO. “His deep understanding of our work out in the field and experience in fiber deployment will fuel our Company’s growth and advancement as Hawaiʻi’s technology leader.”

Prior to joining Hawaiian Telcom in 2013, Chamberlain served as Executive Director of Network Engineering at SureWest Broadband, now known as Consolidated Communications, where he was instrumental in the company’s successful deployment of Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) over fiber. His responsibilities also included the deployment and management of key services such as Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP), Internet Service Providers, servers and data centers. Prior to this, he served as Director of Network Operations for WINfirst (Western Integrated Networks), a Denver-based communications company.

Chamberlain began his telecommunications career 35 years ago as a service technician for Pacific Bell in Oakland, California. He became a splicer, then a supervisor and worked his way up the organization into outside plant engineering, focusing on high capacity management and wireless network build-outs, and later network system design and fiber deployment.

Born and raised in California, Chamberlain earned a bachelor’s degree in physical geography from the University of California at Berkeley.

About Hawaiian Telcom

Hawaiian Telcom (Nasdaq:HCOM), headquartered in Honolulu, is Hawai‘i's technology leader, providing integrated communications, broadband, data center and entertainment solutions for business and residential customers. With roots in Hawai‘i beginning in 1883, the Company offers a full range of services including Internet, video, voice, wireless, data network solutions and security, colocation, and managed and cloud services supported by the reach and reliability of its next generation fiber network and a 24/7 state-of-the-art network operations center. With employees statewide sharing a commitment to innovation and a passion for delivering superior service, Hawaiian Telcom provides an Always OnSM customer experience. For more information, visit www.hawaiiantel.com.

CONTACTS: Ann Nishida Fry (808) 546-1888 ann.nishida@hawaiiantel.com Su Shin (808) 546-2344 su.shin@hawaiiantel.com

Source:Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc.