Former Managing Partner Lightec Communications, Inc… 21+ years
North East Regional Maintenance Manager for G4S which included Transport Cables/Regen Stations/MAC Work/Fiber Cut Restorations/
Rolling Traffic on Hot Fibers on the entire NYSTA System.
He has solid working relationships with Executives and Field Technicians with Rogers Telecom, Level 3/Century Link, Lightower/Crown Castle, Uniti Fiber, to name a few.
Maintains a strong relationship with MASS DOT, NYS DOT with their Intelligent Transportation Systems installation and maintenance.
Also tasked with the replacement of 500 miles of degraded cable on the NYSTA system….which he accomplished in 18 months and was required to facilitate the Sale of ADESTA to G4s. This included all Travel Plazas/State Police sites/Rest Areas and EZPASS System.
Mobilized and managed crews to assist in closing out the MBI (Mass Broadband Initiative $40M Project) which facilitated Fiber Connectivity to 1100 Government Sites within the State.
“I have known Chris Richard for the past 4 years and he is a phenomenal person to work with. He is always ready to take action and get things done, even when he has to work through the night. Chris did an excellent job on the Fiber Optic relocation site design of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. I’ve always known Chris to conduct himself professionally even under the most stressful situations.”
Asif C. Mall, PE
Manager Fiber Optic Systems, New York State Thruway Authority