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The GTel Team

Dan

DAN AKIN

Combination Technician, 16 Years at GTel, 20 years total in telecommunications
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

I handle cable, Internet, and phone installation and repair, as well as outside plant construction.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I love meeting the customers and helping them out with their phone and cable services. I enjoy working for a small independent company that really values its service.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I like all sports, hunting, fishing, and music.

John

JOHN BALAZS

Construction Supervisor, 33 years in telecommunications at GTel
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

I organize all construction activities and make sure things are getting accomplished. I am also responsible for keeping myself and my co-workers safe at all times. Daily, I handle phone and cable troubles and installation.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I am always there for the customer. I will always find the answer, if I cannot answer it myself. Really enjoy working with the people and getting things accomplished.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I like being outdoors, hunting, fishing, woodworking and most of all spending time with my family – especially my grandchildren.

Sherry

SHERRY BARRINGER

HR Manager, 35 years in telecom
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

My main responsibilities include all human resource functions, as well as, many functions in our accounting department. Since its inception in 1984, I’ve worked closely with our Cable TV subsidiary. Since we are a small company, we all wear many hats and perform various jobs as required.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

First and foremost, I like that at the end of the day, we are a family. Our customers are our family, and I’ve made many friends over my 35 years with G-Tel.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

My hobbies include tennis and NASCAR and my newest hobby is ice hockey. Who’d have guessed? I love gardening, working outside and traveling with my husband, David. I enjoy my two kitties: Flopsy and Rascal, and my granddog, Sadie, who lives with our son, Daniel.

Bruce

BRUCE BOHNSACK

President, 44 years in telecommunications at GTel
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

Planning and Plant Engineering

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I enjoy working and planning with our very dedicated staff. The feeling of accomplishment when we deliver new cutting-edge broadband based services to area residents makes our work meaningful.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I have always been thankful for the many volunteer opportunities small town life affords. Our quality of life is enhanced through these joint efforts with community minded friends and neighbors. I am very blessed to be part of this great American experience.

Karen

KAREN BOROVICH

Controller, 10 Years at GTel, 26 total years in telecommunications
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

I prepare monthly financial statements and meet all reporting for federal and state requirements.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I enjoy being a part of the GTel “family” and working for a family-owned company that truly cares about the community and employees. I love the home town attitude taken to serve our customers and the companies community involvement.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I enjoy being outside, gardening, and spending time with my family and friends.

Jim Castle

JIM CASTLE

Broadband Manager, 7 years at GTel, 29 total years in telecommunications
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

Central Office Provisioning and maintenance, customer installations and troubleshooting.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

It’s a “team” oriented company, and everyone works toward the common goal of service excellence for all customers.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I enjoy spending time with my two sons, traveling, downhill skiing, and collecting classic arcade, video, and pinball machines.

Lynn

LYNN CLUM

Customer Service Representative, 21 years at GTel and in telecommunications
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

I handle everyday calls from customers on all services GTel offers. I help customers resolve issues with their services and help them decide exactly what services are right for their needs.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I enjoy helping customers. A lot of them have become like family. Also I enjoy working for a family owned business who cares for the community as a whole.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I enjoy spending time with my family. Especially my grand children Connor and Reagan. I love taking long walks with my pug, Guinness.

Brittanny

BRITTANY DUFRESNE

Marketing Manager, 12 years part-time as a field technician, 4 years full-time at GTel
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

Coordinate marketing and sales efforts while staying involved behind the scenes with all aspects of services offered to our customers.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

This company is my family. It has been run by my family for three generations, I hope to someday keep that number growing. I really enjoy the people I meet on a daily basis, and think of the people I work with as part of our family.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE SAID ABOUT YOU:

I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy the outdoors, horseback riding, volunteering in the community, and spending time at home. I love being with my husband, Bill, and my two sons, Duke and Cooper.

Matt

MATT FLINT

Enhanced Services Technician, 9 years in telecom
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

Installation and troubleshooting of DSL, IPTV, residential telephony, and digital phone systems.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I enjoy working with all my co-workers, meeting customers, and solving problems.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I love spending time with my family. I also like hiking, fishing, playing guitar, and working with all types of electronics.

Raelyn

RAELYN GRAHAM

Customer Service Representative, 39 years in telecom
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

All customer related jobs and reporting.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

It’s close to home and I enjoy working with everyone here.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I love to read and enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren.

Tammy

TAMMY HOLMES

Customer Service Manager, 13 years at GTel, 16 total years in telecommunications
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

I manage the Customer Service department and billing.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I enjoy the challenge of learning new things.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Jim M

JIM MARUNIAK

Central Office Supervisor, 15 Years at GTel, 30 total years in telecommunications
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

I install and maintain and service all central office equipment related to switching and transport. I also work with IPTV and Internet troubles and installations as well as helping to maintain our fiber optic plant.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I enjoy working for a company where you can see the direct results of your work in the community. The staff here are very good people to work with.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I enjoy motorcycle riding, spending time with my family and dogs, playing drums, and working around the house. I am currently Assistant Chief of the Germantown Fire Service and have spent 33 years in the service.

Ryan

RYAN GROLL

Customer Service Representative, 8 years in Customer Service and technical support, 1 year at GTel.
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

I work in the front office answering calls from customers, taking payments, answering questions regarding their accounts, and helping them with any technical support they might need.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

Everyone will stop doing what they are doing to help another employee with a problem. Each department works together to get the job done.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I enjoy the challenge of rebuilding computers and high-end gaming.

Ronald

RONALD MASTRO

Dispatcher, 14 years at GTel and in telecommunications
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

I dispatch appropriate field personnel to assist customers with their problems. I manage line records and switch provisioning, map engineering, shipping and receiving, and inventory. I also setup the necessary pieces of equipment for all installations and troubleshooting.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I really like the work I do and love working in a small, local family business.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I enjoy hunting and fishing, as well as long-range target shooting and archery.

Tony

MARY JONES

Customer Service Representative, 23 years in telecom
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

All customer service functions as well as help with billing and reporting.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

The teamwork; everyone here puts the customer first. The customers are great! Also, I couldn’t ask for better coworkers.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I enjoy boating, working, baking, and reading. My best times are time spent with my friends and family, especially by granddaughter, Madeline.

Tony

PETER MERCER

General Manager, 4 years at GTel, 42 years in telecommunications
Jobs performed at GTel:

I help manage the daily flow of all departments in the office. I plan and organize major project initiatives.

Favorite thing you like about working for GTEL:

Its people and its customers and being able to play a part in all aspects of product delivery and support.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

Lifelong resident of Columbia County. Likes to hunt and play golf. Spend as much time as possible with my daughters and their children enjoying life’s adventures.

Tony

SCOTT SMITH

Combination Technician, 3 years at GTel, spent 13 years in General Construction in England.
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

On a daily basis, I help customers with repair and installation of any new or current copper and fiber optic services such as telephone, cable, and Internet.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

Being a local family owned business, GTel cares very muich for their customers and employees. You can’t beat the satisfaction of fixing customers problems every day.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I enjoy soccer and snowboarding. I also love spending time with my family and my new baby girl, Abbey.