In 1995 after leaving a successful 14 year career as a commercial pilot, and desiring to be more available to his new wife and subsequent 3 sons…Mike formed Lightec Communications…a small 5 man shop providing network installations with a primary focus on Fiber Optic Installation Services. Within 4 years company grew to 60+ Technicians including 5 Cisco Engineers…He subsequently sold to a Public Company in 2002.
His track record indicates he has the ability to understand and provide the services needed based on true client needs and real world situations.
The Telecom industry is changing at a rapid pace…demand for bandwidth…faster switching systems and degrading cable systems require companies who know how to quickly adapt and stay ahead of the fast changing needs of their clients.
He developed a proprietary “In House Standards & Practices System” with Lightec which is designed and proven to address this ongoing reality.
Some of his Notable Projects/Clients
ADESTA/NYSTA System: Lightec performed Splice/Testing on the original NYSTA System and quickly became the “Go to Company” for adds/moves/changes during and after the initial build.
City of White Plains, NY 28 Mile Municipal Fiber Ring…Performed the interconnect and Acceptance Testing portion which was, at the time the very first private fiber optic municipal system. Also, was subsequently awarded the project to network all the City Schools.
City of Bridgeport, CT City School Network. Lightec was chosen over SNET (Southern New England Telephone) and Verizon. Installed all the Networks for the City of Bridgeport, Ct Dept of Education…Cabling, Network Switches and Servers for 36 Schools and 6 Office locations all within the timeframe of 14 months. On Time/On Budget.
Other Schools Systems include: Lee Summit, MO, Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic Schools, Mahopac, NY Schools, Peekskill, NY Schools, Vassar College and approximately 15 others.
Additional Notable Commercial Clients included Merck Medco (Woodcliff Lake, Montvale/Fairlawn Data Center, Bronx Zoo, NY Botanical Gardens, NY Aquarium, MFS/Adesta/NYSTA/IXC (now Broadwing), Quest (now Century Link) & Williams Communications.