Duane W. Albro is President and Chief Executive Officer of WVT Communications Group and a Member of the company's board of directors since 2008. He joined WVT Communications in May 2007 as the President and CEO. Before that, Mr. Albro was President and CEO of Refinish LP, a privately held company in the cellular phone refurbishing business. He has extensive experience in the telecommunications and cable TV industry, including having served in senior executive positions as Operations Vice President at Cablevision Systems Corporation, a metro-N.Y. cable operator; President and COO of Net2000 Communications Inc., a Northeast U.S.-based telecommunications service provider; Operations Vice President at Bell Atlantic-New York, a predecessor company to Verizon; and Group Vice President at NYNEX-New York, also a predecessor company to Verizon. Mr. Albro also has provided strategic consulting services to private equity investors. He has served on a White House National Advisory Council on Technology in Education. Mr. Albro also has served on the boards of New York Medical College, New York Institute of Technology, Empire State College and Purchase College. He is the Founder, Chairman and President of the Long Island Works Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the available work force for technology industries. Mr. Albro serves on the boards of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, the Warwick Development Coalition, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the Orange County Partnership. He is also a Director of Lakeland Industries, Inc., a Nasdaq-traded company that manufactures and sells safety garments and accessories for the industrial protective-clothing market. Mr. Albro is a Member of American Mensa Society. He holds a B.S. in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology. He also has completed executive management programs at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. Profile
TWST: Let's start with an introduction to WVT Communications Group.
Mr. Albro: The company began in 1902 as essentially a rural local exchange carrier, what's called an RLEC. It was a regional local