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Meet Gary Campbell: Product and Implementation Specialist

In our last employee spotlight, we were pleased to introduce you to our Procurement Director, Shane McFerren. This time, we caught up with Gary Campbell, Horizon’s Director of Product Development and Implementation. As an individual responsible for a host of mission-critical operations and networking decisions, we’re excited to help you get to know Gary and the importance of his role a bit better.

Can you tell us about your role at Horizon?

Gary Campbell (GC): I am the Director of Product Development and Implementation at Horizon, and that makes me responsible for a range of items, including carrier access, network engineering — and the continued improvement of our current and future products.

Tell us about your background and how you came to Horizon.

GC: I have an extensive engineering background, as well as a thorough operations leadership background in telecom. My history includes tenures at Time Warner Cable, Spectrum Charter and AT&T, as well as Coinstar.

What do you most enjoy about working for Horizon?

GC: That’s an easy one: the people.

Any recent exciting projects at Horizon that you can tell us about?

GC: I’m excited about a network overbuild project we currently have in the planning and design stages. We’re always looking to continue extending our fiber so we can serve a growing number of communities and support a host of use cases, so this will ensure we keep moving forward on those goals for our customers.

Where do you live?

GC: I’m from Alliance, OH.

Where did you go to school or get training?

GC: I went to Kent State, and I trained through factory OEMs and MEF (managed extensibility framework).

Tell us what you like to do in your free time.

GC: In my spare time, I’m a musician (I play the drums and guitar), and I also enjoy mountain biking when I can. I also like to travel and see the world.

To see our last employee spotlight, click here. To learn more about Horizon, check out our services here.


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