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Industry Leader Russ Shipley Joins Airespring As Chief Operating Officer

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By Godson Umejiego, Senior Correspondent USA

A leading Managed Services Provider specializing in Unified Communications, Managed IT and Network Services, AireSpring  has  announced that Russell Shipley has assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

A well-known and respected industry icon with a career that spans decades, Russ brings extensive experience to his new role. Prior to joining AireSpring, he held a variety of executive positions during his 15 years at TPx (formerly TelePacific), most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Before embarking on his career at TPx, Russ served as President of Wholesale, Chief Network Services and New Technology Officer at Mpower. Russ has also held several leadership positions at other prominent Telecom companies such as Global Crossing, Frontier Corporation, and Rochester Telephone.

“Russ is a deeply experienced leader and we are excited to welcome him to the AireSpring Team,” stated AireSpring CEO Avi Lonstein. “AireSpring is a rapidly evolving, dynamic organization that will benefit greatly from his expertise as we continue to chart a course for growth,” added Lonstein. “His strategic vision, tactical leadership and deep knowledge of every facet of the industry will be a tremendous asset in helping AireSpring execute on our goal of delivering the best, unequaled service and support.”

“AireSpring’s relentless focus and devotion to delighting customers and partners with outstanding, personalized support is renown in the industry,” stated Russ Shipley. “Our strategic plans for continued innovation and automation, laser focused on providing unparalleled service to customers and partners, will position AireSpring for even greater success. I’m thrilled to be joining this talented team and look forward to contributing my expertise to help lead the company on a path to future success.” 

Russ holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA with a concentration in Operations Management from the University of Rochester.

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