CONCORD, CAAugust 12, 2015 LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in the design and commissioning of Factory Built NetworksTM, proudly announces today it has appointed utility industry leader Rusty Williams as Director of Vertical Sales. Effective immediately, Mr. Williams will join the team of Walt Paskowski, LightRiver’s Senior Vice President of Vertical Sales. In his new position, Mr. Williams will focus on driving new sales opportunities and serving existing LightRiver customers in the Midwest and Southeast parts of the US in the Utility, Transit, and State & Local Government markets.

Mr. Williams brings over 30 years of experience within the Utility Telecom industry. His professional experience includes electric utility distribution engineering, electric utility telecommunications engineering and operations, electric utility information technology management, telecommunications manufacturing and sales support; and manufacturing corporate strategy while at Southern Company and AFL Telecommunications. He has also spent many years performing and leading industry regulatory advocacy through his tenure as the Chairman of the UTC and as a member of the UTC Smart Networks Council.

“The opportunity we have at LightRiver to lead the next wave of innovation and network transformation in the utility industry is staggering, and we are pleased to welcome utility telecommunications industry veteran Rusty Williams to our team,” states Mike Jonas, President Global Marketing & Sales for LightRiver. “Rusty’s experience and passion for developing and delivering forward-leaning technology and business solutions to the Utility sector fit perfectly into LightRiver’s long term strategy of delivering true, knowledgeable, value to our customers as they face ever changing challenges.”

About LightRiver Technologies, Inc.

LightRiver Technologies designs, engineers, commissions and supports next generation solutions for mission-critical clients that require the highest capacity, reliability and resiliency that today’s optical communications technology can deliver. A leader in multi-vendor, Factory Built NetworkTM integration, LightRiver is an expert in Tier 1 Packet Optical, DWDM/ROADM, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet systems, and in successfully migrating legacy networks to the next generation. LightRiver delivers unique value across the United States with turnkey solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care in multi-technology networking. For more information, please visit


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