Columbus, OH – September 17, 2019 – Horizon, an Ohio-based fiber broadband company, has selected Craig Drinkhall as their Director of Products and Sales Engineering.
This new position was developed as part of Horizon’s growth and expansion objectives. Drinkhall will standardize and build on new products and services to leverage Horizon’s fiber network to current and future customers. He will hire and lead a Sales Engineering team to assist in the technical processes for customer targeting and acquisition and support customer relationships alongside the sales team. This team will also be responsible for training new and current team members on Horizon’s products and services. Drinkhall will report to Glenn Lytle, Chief Revenue Officer.
“Craig comes to us with a wide-range of knowledge in the telecommunications and fiber network industries,” says Glenn Lytle. “His experience is both technical and customer facing, meaning he will be an invaluable support to both our operations and sales departments. He has experience in building networks and products along with training and provisioning materials.”
Drinkhall, a Fierce Telecom’s Rising Star of Wireline in 2013, has over 30 years of experience in several service provider industries and held various roles in Product Development and Management, Engineering, Fiber-optic network and data center construction, operations and marketing management. He also held Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President titles with previous telecommunications and fiber broadband companies.
“It has been a whirlwind transformation and I’m happy to be here,” Drinkhall stated. “I chose to take this role for Horizon because I believe they have a best-in-class fiber network, one of the top in the state, and helping with their expansion into Columbus, surrounding states and product catalogues really has me excited.”
Horizon is a leading fiber-based broadband carrier operating over 4,500 route miles in Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan and New York. The extensive network offers high speed Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, dark fiber, wavelength and data center services. Horizon partners with carriers, government, healthcare, education, and enterprise businesses. Horizon’s entrepreneurial heritage and long-standing commitment to remarkable customer care, ensures its devotion to connecting its customers to their worlds through the delivery of cutting-edge fiber-based technology. For more information about Horizon’s brand promise, visit HorizonConnects.com
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