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The GTel Team

Dan

DAN AKIN

CATV Technician, 19 years in telecom
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

I handle cable and phone installation and repair.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I love meeting the customers and helping them out with their phone and cable services.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I like all sports, hunting and music.

John

JOHN BALAZS

Construction Supervisor, 30 years in telecom
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.

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.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I like hunting, fishing, woodworking and most of all playing with my granddaughter.

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/ CEO, 41 years in telecom
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

I work with all staff and department heads to craft the G-Tel vision.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

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

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I have always been thankful for the many volunteer opportunities small town life affords. Whether working in the fire department, on the school board, on a town-sponsored committee, or being involved with the Boy or Girl Scouts, our quality of life is enhanced by our friends and neighbors in this small community. I am very blessed to be part of this great American experience.

Karen

KAREN BOROVICH

Controller, 24 years in telecom
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

I prepare monthly financial statements and meet all reporting 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.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

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

Jim Castle

JIM CASTLE

Central Office Technician, 24 Years in telecom
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 pinball machines.

Lynn

LYNN CLUM

Customer Service Representative/Bookkeeper, 18 years in Telecom
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

Customer Service Representative, and helps perform various bookkeeping duties.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I enjoy my co-workers and working in a family atmosphere for someone who cares about the employees and the community as a whole.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I enjoy spending time with my family.

Brittanny

BRITTANY DUFRESNE

Enhanced Services Technician, 10 years part-time, 2 years full-time in telecom
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

My main focuses are working behind the scenes of our Internet and IPTV installations, marketing, and product development.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

This company has been in 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 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, and having fun with my dogs. I also love being with my husband, Bill, and my son, Duke.

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

Office Manager, 15 years in telecom
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

Manager of the Customer Service Department and assist with Sales and Marketing.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I enjoy working for a company that strives hard to please their customers and works hard at offering the latest technology and services. Meeting new people and making new friends is always rewarding.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My favorite hobbies are camping, fishing and shopping.

Jim M

JIM MARUNIAK

Central Office Supervisor, 27years in telecom
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

I install and maintain and service all central office equipment and DSL related equipment.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I enjoy working with our staff and working within the community.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I enjoy motorcycle riding, working around the house, and firematics (27 years of service in two departments).

Ronald

RONALD MASTRO

Dispatcher, 11 years in telecom
JOBS PERFORMED AT GTEL:

I answer incoming customer calls and dispatch appropriate field personnel to assist customers with their problems.

FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR GTEL:

I really like the work I do.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I enjoy target 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 - 39 years
Jobs performed at GTel:

• Oversee daily operations for all departments excluding financial
• Short and long term planning
• Provide engineering and design support for all aspects of our voice, data and video networks

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.

scott

Scott Smith

Installer Repairman, 3 years in telecom.
Jobs performed at GTel:

Installation and troubleshooting of DSL, IPTV, residential telephony, and splicing and maintenance of the fiber optic cable plant.

Favorite thing you like about working for GTEL:

Gtel is a family based company with a very caring attitude towards their customers and employees. It is a great quality to have and it is not very often you find that from my experience, I enjoy being part of the team.

HOBBIES OR ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOU:

I like hiking through the sunny seasons and snowboarding in the winter.