O'Hara Named CEO Of Integra Telecom

O’Hara took over at Integra in October in the role of executive chairman at Integra following the departure of former CEO Tom Casey, who left Integra to head up pigment manufacturer, Tronox. O’Hara first joined the service provider as chairman of the board in February, after having served five-years as CEO of broadband and VoIP provider, Current Group.

O’Hara was also the co-founder and former COO of Level 3 Communications. He has served on Integra’s board since 2009.

“As a member of Integra’s board for the past two years I’m very familiar with the company and optimistic about Integra’s future,” said O’Hara. “Leveraging our strong network of fiber assets, robust IP network and first-class talent, Integra is well positioned to meet the growing demand for high-bandwidth networking and communications solutions, and managed services.”

Of late, Integra has been tenaciously focused on providing enterprise-grade high bandwidth services, investing millions in its metro fiber and copper Ethernet network, and teaming up with Palo Alto networks to add a suite of cloud-based security services.

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O’Hara said in a statement that his strategy will involve continuing to attract enterprise customers with Integra’s competitively priced network and service offerings.

“I look forward to working with Integra’s management team and workforce to grow Integra for the benefit of our customers, employees and stakeholders as we execute on our strategy to serve businesses and carriers across our extensive fiber network,” O’Hara said in a statement.

Integra brought on another Level 3 alum, Joe Harding , in October, to focus on ramping up the CLEC enterprise-grade product development efforts. And in September, Ken Worcester was promoted to unify and refocus Integra’s channel program.

Jim Heusgen, who has served as Integra's president since 2002, will remain in that role and will report to O’Hara.