Bluebird Network, a provider of fiber transport and internet services and owner of an underground data center, recently announced the promotion of Elliott Gillespie and Doug Zerr to Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Engineering respectively. In doing so, Bluebird drives equipment and fiber expansion and underpins its trajectory of growth.
In his new role, Gillespie will be in charge of managing field operations, including customer installations, maintenance and customer support. He will also manage Bluebird’s Network Operation Center, including change management and SLA reporting, network planning and architecture. Gillespie will also lead Bluebird’s IT department and the Bluebird Underground Data Center. Zerr will play a vital role in the strategic direction of Bluebird and will oversee all aspects of central office engineering, service provisioning, service delivery and fiber plant engineering.
“Bluebird always strives to promote from within,” said Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network. “Both Elliott and Doug have been fantastic employees for over a decade. Elliott exemplifies the potential to advance within the company through a combination of hard work, the pursuit of excellence and the professional demeanor required in a position of leadership. Doug has a broad range of experience and skills that have been instrumental to the success of Bluebird throughout his years of service. His proven leadership, capacity for knowledge, good judgment and attention to detail made his promotion an easy decision. We’re grateful to have them as the company launches into an exciting phase of growth, the success of which will depend upon the contribution and collaboration of us all.”
Zerr and Gillespie each leverage extensive history and experience working within the telecommunications industry, and both have earned degrees in Communications Technology. Gillespie began his career at Bluebird under the title of Operations Technician in 2007. He was subsequently promoted through the ranks to Lead Technician, Operations Director and now Operations Vice President. Meanwhile, Zerr has also been employed at Bluebird for more than a decade, beginning his career serving the Bluebird team as a Network Engineer. He then was promoted to Implementation Engineer, then Director of Network Engineering and finally to Vice President of Engineering.
This step underscores the company’s dedication to its employees, all of whom are as unique as its fiber, as well as its commitment to delivering world-class services to its enterprise, carrier and data center customers.
To learn more about Bluebird Network, please visit www.bluebirdnetwork.com.